If you already have your copy of Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs, then you are no doubt still immersed in the wonderful stories of veterans and their families. There is a lot of history here to absorb. No matter how many times you pick up the book, there is another treasure waiting for you.
Even so, World War II is too large a subject for any one book and we’ve already begun collecting stories for an exciting new companion book featuring the role of the British and Commonwealth soldiers and their families. The war impacted the people of the UK in ways that we in the States can only dimly imagine because for the British the frontline began at the front door.
There will be a whole series of Soldier’s Stories books, so you might as well start your collection now by ordering your copy of Volume One: Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs from online book retailers:
We are so excited! You can order Soldiers’ Stories in a paperback version for $29.99 or hardback at $34.99 at either Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble online.
Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of World War II Memoirs is a “must read” collection of personal stories of America’s servicemen and servicewomen as told by their families. It depicts their valor, patriotism, and their day-to-day exploits as well as their families’ home-front efforts. And it portrays their indefatigable human spirit. Once you start reading this colorful mosaic of individual memoirs, you will not be able to put it down. It is laced with colorful illustrations by Ken Miller and a mix of great color photos and black and white photography of that very special era. It is America at its best. This is a fabulous book, I just love it! -Gene Peloquin
Today, a 90 year-old widow of a WWII veteran wept as she recited this poem to her daughter when asked if she knew it was Veterans Day.
By Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
What do a professional baseball player, fiddler, and Belgian teenager all have in common? They are all people who experienced different parts of World War II and lived to share their stories. These stories, plus over a 100 more, are being included in the layout of our book, Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs. We also have stories from WWII soldiers who did not make it home from the war and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Many incredible memoirs from the Pacific Theater, European Theater, and USA stateside along with special accounts from people who lived in Belgium, France, England, and Germany during this terrible time.
Each page of the book is unique featuring an amazing story and photos honoring a special person who played an important role in the war. The book is in layout mode and promises to be a great read for all ages; especially the next generation. The Miller’s are working diligently to produce a beautiful, full-color, hardback book for your home. We are donating close to 50 books to school libraries so that our next generation will be able to know what our brave WWII heroes did in the early 1940s.
The reason for compiling stories for our book, Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs? Exactly this… we lost another WWII veteran who thought it was important to share his story. My brothers and I met Ted on June 4, 2016 in Sainteny, France during an important ceremony honoring soldiers. He was extremely proud to represent the Royal Air Force and his contribution during the war.
Wednesday October 12, 2016
Navy Quote of the Day:
“For me, it’s important that future generations know what we suffered during that time. I recently went into a school to talk to children, and when I spoke to the older kids, aged about 14 to 15, I told them there was something they could do for me. “I want you to forget about your mobile phones and your laptops and your iPads, just for a short period of time, and join the cadets,” I said. “Do not be in the position we were in: unprepared.””
Edward Bullock, Royal Air Force, British Army
Ted Bullock was in the Royal Air Force and trained in Canada before as a flight engineer. He was then transferred into the Army and served in a Welsh Infantry regiment. He was a highly decorated soldier. He wore his hackle and badge with pride as an honorary member of the Fusiliers’ Association. (Source: Jon Skelly Skelson and Debra Jerdan)
Edward (Ted) Bullock has passed away. Ted Bullock passed away on October 10, 2016. He was 91 years old.
With over 100+ stories, we are well on our way to a November book printing! We are still in editing and layout mode so bear with us! Once a layout is done, it is sent to the submitter for approval. Here is a partial page example by Jason Miller who wanted to honor his other grandfather!
HOLY COW – 100+ stories! This is going to be an incredible book full of amazing stories about WWII veterans.
With 85+ stories confirmed, we have about 25 more waiting to be received. We can still accept these stories and receive a few more while our attention turns to the layout and design phase. PLEASE, send in your stories and photos as soon as possible so we can meet our publishing deadline of September 12, 2016. CLICK HERE FOR FORM: ONLINE STORY AND PHOTO SUBMISSION FORM
On Sunday, the Miller Siblings met to celebrate Ken and Myra’s birthday (no, we aren’t twins) in addition to reviewing the book cover design, organization, and other production functions. We did have some crazy fun thanks Carol’s WWII party theme!
Please email at Myra@soldiersstoriesbook.com if you have a question or need help getting your story and photos to her.
We are close to having a fabulous book cover for Soldiers’ Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs. Here we are at our photo shoot (my brother Ken and I) working on the cover layout. We are thrilled with the book’s progress and have so many outstanding stories and photos already. Remember, we are taking submissions until August 31st, the online form can be found on The Book tab or via this link: