Book Review: Train to Nowhere


Train to Nowhere

One Woman’s War, Ambulance Driver, Reporter, Liberator
by Anita Leslie

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (World)

Bloomsbury Caravel
Biographies & Memoirs , Travel

Pub Date 24 Aug 2017 

I am reviewing a copy of Train to Nowhere through Bloomsbury Caravel and Netgalley:

Anita Leslie wasn’t a likely person to find on the battlefield during World War Two.  In 1940 England Anita reads an advertisement searching for Women drivers ready to go to Africa.

From November 1940 to February 1941 they lived in the Barracks in Robert Heights Camp Near Pretoria, in February orders came for them to proceed to Creet or Egypt.  In a may heatwave they dealt with temperatures that soared to 119 degrees.

She went from Egypt to Transjordan and in the Autumn of 1942 she had to leave Transjordan and head for Beirut where she would resume working with the Eastern Times!

In May of 1944 Anita is sent to Italy where she worked as an ambulance driver transporting the injured.

In this book we learn just what Anita Leslie went through, and her efforts to help in World War 2.

I give it five out of five stars.

Happy Reading!

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