Secret diary that survived to tell a real soldier’s tale

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    From today's Times:

    EXACTLY 61 years ago to the day, my great-uncle Jack Swaab was soaked to the skin, face down in a Dutch pine forest with shells exploding all about him, convinced that he was about to die.

    He can be so sure about this because, strictly against orders, he kept a journal in which he recorded everything that happened to him and his comrades as they fought their way across North Africa, Sicily and northern Europe

    Field of Fire, by Jack Swaab, is published by Sutton on November 24. £19.99,,2-1878457,00.html

  2. I for one will definately be purchasing a copy.
  3. Sounds fasinating. No doubt a copy will find its way into my fathers military book collection this crimbo.

    Regards LT.
  4. Yep, I will as well, sounds good...