True Story of Hope and Courage under Fire Revealed in a New Memoir

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Bill Green offers a rare glimpse into life during World War II

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Australia – The Second World War brought with it global cataclysm that resulted in the death of more than 60 million people. In 1939, during the onset of this grim period in history, a young boy began his own journey, one that would irrevocably change the course of his life. Bill Green shares a rare glimpse into what it was like to grow up and live during the World War II era in his poignant memoir, “Billy”.

Green’s odyssey began one September morning in 1939 when he and his brother had to evacuate to the coast. The story unravels to a series of events that dramatically change his life as a young boy. His journey is never easy and the struggles and experiences of each character hint at a world torn by the uncertainty of the times. Aside from being historically relevant, Green’s account is emotionally-accessible; it effectively humanizes the phenomenon of war and reveals how it affects people and changes lives.

By turns harrowing and inspirational, “Billy” powerfully captures the Second World War zeitgeist while actively demonstrating the unwavering essence of the human spirit.

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About the Author
Bill Green was born in England in 1936. He was evacuated at the outbreak of World War II in 1939. After the war he moved to Canvey Island in Essex, before going to Boarding School in Surrey. At age seventeen he joined the Navy and served in submarines for 25 years. After leaving the Navy he emigrated to South Africa before emigrating to Australia. He is married, has five children and lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Billy * by Bill Green
Publication Date: March 24, 2012
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