Train to Nowhere: One Woman's War, Ambulance Driver, Reporter, Liberator

TitleTrain to Nowhere: One Woman's War, Ambulance Driver, Reporter, Liberator
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLeslie, Anita
Number of Pages323
PublisherBloomsbury Caravel
CityLondon
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Train to Nowhere is a war memoir seen through the sardonic eyes of Anita Leslie, a funny and vivacious young woman who reports on her experiences with a dry humour, finding the absurd alongside the tragic. Daughter of a Baronet and first cousin once removed of Winston Churchill, she joined the Mechanized Transport Corps as a fully trained mechanic and ambulance driver during WWII, serving in Libya, Syria, Palestine, Italy, France and Germany. Ahead of her time, Anita bemoans 'first-rate women subordinate to second-rate men,' and, as the British Army forbade women from serving at the front, joined the Free French Forces in order to do what she felt was her duty. 

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