National Service : The Best Years of Their Lives Paperback
by Trevor Royle
More than 2 million men were conscripted to serve in Britain's armed forces during the period of National Service, which began after the Second World War and was phased out by 1963.
Aged just 18, these individuals, many of whom had never left their hometowns before, were put in uniform to serve their nation and taken to some of the furthest reaches of Britain's crumbling empire.
It was an experience that left a profound mark on the post-war generations.
Using first-hand accounts and official documents, these remarkable times are described in this detailed, entertaining and hugely informative account of the National Service years.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 280 pages, 8pp black & white photographs
- Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/05/2011
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780233003191