I have been working on my uncle's war diary. Just before Mark died last summer he told me about the diary he had kept during the Second World War when he served in North Africa/Middle-East. It is a fascinating personal document which I have now transcribed, added some notes and published with Bombus. It is an amazing insight of a young man away from his Jewish home in Grimsby, for the first time, and thrown into military life. Because of censorship we hear less about desert manoeuvres and more about the food, the sleeping arrangements, local night-life and the weather. Also included is my own father's recollections of military service just after the Second World War. Thus the Brothers in Arms title.
The book is available via the Bombus Books website
or, for friends and family in London, via my cousin Sally Wallis.