Norman Wilfred Cohen
The "Memoirs" of Norman Wlfred Cohen, tells of the momentous events that happened before, during and at the end of World War II. A child of a Jewish family whose father came to the U.K. from Vilna, Lithuania, as a baby, Norman grew up in Coventry, experienced the Blitz, and served in the British Army landing in Normandy on D-Day as a wireless operator with General Dempsey's Tactical H.Q. He ended up in post-war Germany having passed through some of the worst fighting in France, Belgium and Holland. Among the adventures he describes is witnessing the destruction by German incendiary bombs of the family business in Coventry on the night of 14th November 1940, the shocking aftermath of the battle at the Fallaise Gap, in France, being one of the last people to see Reichsfuehrer S.S. Heinrich Himmler, a senior leader of the Nazi party, moments before his suicide, and being in the vicinity of the signing of the "End of Hostilities" document that brought the war in Europe to a close. His insight and humour paint a picture of the reality of the world changing events which shaped his life. This is a book not to be missed, full of real situations and earth- changing events, documented with insight and sensitivity, and in some cases - humour.