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Vintage Roger : letters from the POW years

Mortimer, Roger, 1909-19912021
In 1930, 21-year-old Roger Mortimer was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, and would spend the next 8 years stationed at Chelsea Barracks. He lived a fairly leisurely existence, with his parents' house in Cadogan Gardens a stone's throw away, and pleasant afternoons were whiled away at the racecourse or a members' club. Things got a little hairy in Palestine in 1938, when Roger, now a captain, found himself amidst the action in the Arab Uprising. While fighting the Germans in 1940, Roger was knocked unconscious by a shell explosion. Upon waking he found that he was now a PoW. Thus began a period of incarceration that would last 5 long years, and which for Roger there seemed no conceivable end in sight. This account tells of Roger's years in the Coldstream Guards and is followed by a collection of letters he wrote to his good friend Peggy Dunne from May 1940 to late 1944.
Main title:
Vintage Roger : letters from the POW years / Roger Mortimer ; edited by Charlie Mortimer.
London : Constable, 2021.
182 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2020.
9781472132239 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
940.547209940.5472092940.5472940.547 MORT940.547B MOR MOR920
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