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by Tom Hickman

Download The Call Up : A History of National Service 1947-1963 ePub
  • ISBN 0755312406
  • ISBN13 978-0755312405
  • Language English
  • Author Tom Hickman
  • Publisher Gardners Books; 1st Edition. edition (July 31, 2004)
  • Pages 384
  • Formats lit lrf docx doc
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1165 kb
  • Size Fb2 1274 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 897

From 1947 to 1963 some 2.3 million men were conscripted to do national service. For some it was to prove the most exciting and terrifying time of their lives, as many were sent to the Korean War or to countries such as Palestine and Kenya where the terrorist threat was ever-present. They learned about sex and faced death. For others, it was a frustrating interference in their lives, made all the more ridiculous by endless hours of square-bashing or painting coal white. Tom Hickman, who himself went through national service, shows just how varied were the experiences of the recruits. By talking to many veterans, he recalls the hilarious and moving stories from those times, and seeks to explain why the subject still causes debate more than 40 years on. Above all, The Call-Up is a portrait of a vanished era that many still feel has something to teach us today.

From 1947 to 1963 some . million men were conscripted to do national service. Above all, The Call-Up is a portrait of a vanished era that many still feel has something to teach us today.

From 1947 to 1963 some . For some it was to prove the most exciting and terrifying time of their lives, as many were sent to the Korean War or to countries such as Palestine and Kenya where the terrorist threat was ever-present. They learned about sex and faced death.

An absolutely fascinating book about National Service, comprising a lot of useful facts, together with a huge amount of anecdotes from former servicemen, all supported by appropriate references.

The Call-Up: A History of National Service 1947-1963. Tom Hickman, 23585207, began his national service in 1958, finishing as a second lieutenant with the King's Africa Rifles in Kenya. Condition : Like New. About Parrot Books Ltd. Publication Date : 2004-08-23. Country of Publication.

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Call Up: A History of National Service. Tom Hickman, 23585207, began his national service in 1958, finishing as a second lieutenant with the King's Africa Rifles in Kenya

Bibliographic Details. Publication Date: 2004.

Tom Hickman, called up in 1958 and commissioned into the King's African Rifles in Kenya, has gathered a host of. .

Tom Hickman, called up in 1958 and commissioned into the King's African Rifles in Kenya, has gathered a host of National Service tales ranging from the horrific to the hilarious. We're pensioners now, those of us who did National Service in the late 1940s and the 1950s and have survived thus far. Tom Hickman, called up in 1958 and commissioned into the King's African Rifles in Kenya, has gathered a host of National Service tales ranging from the horrific to the hilarious.

Find nearly any book by Tom Hickman. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Called Up, Sent Down: The Bevin Boys' War. by Tom Hickman. ISBN 9780752457499 (978-0-7524-5749-9) Softcover, The History Press, 2010. Find signed collectible books: 'Called Up, Sent Down: The Bevin Boys' War'.

Tom Hickman’s book is a social history in which ex-national servicemen remember their alarming induction into . But a streak of nostalgia also runs through the book.

Tom Hickman’s book is a social history in which ex-national servicemen remember their alarming induction into military life (foul-mouthed sergeant-majors, dawn reveille, disgusting food) and reminisce about their experiences in places such as Cyprus and Hong Kong (which was considered a plum posting). There’s a rich stock of anecdotes about conscript life, such as the comedian Peter Cook’s claim that he failed his national service medical because of hay fever. But I wrote to them, Cook added, saying, you will call me up if there’s an emergency, won’t you? Get alerts on Books when a new story is published.

People called up before they were 51 years old but who reached their 51st . Hickman, Tom; The Call Up: A History Of National Service, 2005. Hickman, T; The Call Up: A History of National Service 1947–1963, 2004. Johnson, . ; All Bull: The National Servicemen, 1973.

People called up before they were 51 years old but who reached their 51st birthday during their service were liable to serve until the end of the war. People who had retired, resigned or been dismissed from the forces before the war were liable to be called back if they had not reached 51 years of age. Britain did not completely demobilise in 1945, as conscription continued after the wa. Royle, Trevor; National Service: The Best Years Of Their Lives, 2002.

Mike McNay on Tom Hickman's The Call-up, a portrait of conscription hell. National service" was, of course, an anodyne cover-up for compulsory conscription. This was the first peacetime conscript army, navy and airforce in British history

Mike McNay on Tom Hickman's The Call-up, a portrait of conscription hell. This was the first peacetime conscript army, navy and airforce in British history. Conscripts arrived aged 18, or a bit older if they had been to university, in the back of a three-tonner that had picked them up from the nearest railhead and deposited them at some godforsaken military camp like Catterick or Aldershot. They mostly arrived unwilling and resentful, and served badly.

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