From The City, From The Plough by Alexander Baron #IWM #BlogTour
Books / September 5, 2019

  A vivid and moving account of preparations for D- Day and the advance into Normandy. Published in the 75th anniversary year of the D-Day landings, this is based on the author’s first-hand experience of D-Day and has been described by Antony Beevor as ‘undoubtedly one of the very greatest British novels of the Second World War.’ My Review  My thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours and the Imperial War Museum for the Invite to the series of Tours of newly re-published wartime classics marking the 80th anniversary of World War 2. My first stop of 3 in the series is  ‘From The City, From The Plough’ by Alexander Baron. First written in 1948, this is a piece of fiction yet it is based on Alexander Baron’s real life experiences. Whilst not a huge read physically, its less than 200 pages, it’s a huge read literary wise, this book is a stunning accomplishment which stands the test of time to this day. Detailing the story of the Fifth Battalion as they train and await their posting, the first part of the book, is engaging, and builds subtlety as we are introduced to the characters in the book, all…