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Spring 1944, the south coast of England. The Fifth Battalion, Wessex Regiment, wait patiently and nervously for the order to embark. There is boredom and fear, comedy and pathos as the men all drawn from different walks of life await the order to move.

With an economy of language that belies its emotional impact, From the City, From the Plough is a vivid and moving account of the fate of these men as they embark for the beaches of Normandy and advance into France, where the battalion suffers devastating casualties.

Based on Alexander Baron s own wartime experience, From the City, From the Plough was originally published to wide acclaim and reportedly sold over one million copies. This new edition of the 1948 classic includes a contextual introduction from IWM which sheds new light on the dramatic true events that so inspired its author.

'Alexander Baron s From the City, From the Plough is undoubtedly one of the very greatest British novels of the Second World War and provides the most honest and authentic account of front line life for an infantryman in North West Europe.' ANTONY BEEVOR

'A wonderful novel: vivid, rich, profoundly moving and beautifully written by an author who was actually there, it is a novel that takes the reader into the heart of the Normandy campaign. Quite simply, it s one of the finest novels to have been written about the soldier s experience of the Second World War.' JAMES HOLLAND, Historian, author and TV Presenter

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PRAISE FOR IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM WARTIME CLASSICS

'If poetry was the supreme literary form of the First World War then, as if in riposte, in the Second World War, the English novel came of age. This wonderful series is an exemplary reminder of that fact. Great novels were written about the Second World War and we should not forget them.' --WILLIAM BOYD

'It's wonderful to see these four books given a new lease of life because all of them are classic novels from the Second World War written by those who were there, experienced the fear, anguish, pain and excitement first-hand and whose writings really do shine an incredibly vivid light onto what it was like to live and fight through that terrible conflict.' --JAMES HOLLAND, Historian, author and TV Presenter

'The Imperial War Museum has performed a valuable public service by reissuing these four absolutely superb novels covering four very different aspects of the Second World War. I defy you to choose which is best: I keep changing my mind!' --ANDREW ROBERTS, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny

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Alexander Baron (1917 1999) was a British author and screenwriter. Widely acclaimed in his lifetime, Baron rose to prominence with this, his first novel, based on his own experiences of D-Day and the advance into Normandy with the Pioneer Corps. From the City, From the Plough quickly became a bestseller and cemented Baron s reputation as a skilled, powerful writer. Baron went on to write many more novels as well as numerous film and television screenplays.

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