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The Resource Private Bill : in love and war, Barrie Cassidy

Private Bill : in love and war, Barrie Cassidy

Label
Private Bill : in love and war
Title
Private Bill
Title remainder
in love and war
Statement of responsibility
Barrie Cassidy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Barrie Cassidy's dad Bill survived more than four years as a prisoner of war in World War II. He first saw conflict on Crete in May 1941, during the only large-scale parachute invasion in wartime history. Just four days later, Bill was wounded and eventually captured. Twice he tried to escape his internment - with horrific consequences. He suffered greatly but found courageous support from his fellow prisoners. His new wife Myra and his large family thought he was dead until news of his capture finally reached them. Back home, Myra too was a prisoner of sorts, with her own secrets. Then, fifty years after the war, unhealed wounds unexpectedly opened for Bill and Myra, testing them once again. Private Bill is a classic heart-warming story - as told by their son - of how a loving couple prevailed over the adversities of war to live an extraordinarily ordinary, happy life
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassidy, Barrie
Dewey number
940.5472
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cassidy, William
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Family secrets
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • Adopted children
Target audience
adult
Label
Private Bill : in love and war, Barrie Cassidy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Control code
000053352280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 192 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780522866131
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map, portraits
Label
Private Bill : in love and war, Barrie Cassidy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Control code
000053352280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 192 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780522866131
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map, portraits

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