- ISBN 9781472144607
- Categories BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, History, New Arrivals OS, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
- Author(s) Mike Wood
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Weight 0.272 kg
The son of a Hull butcher, Neville 'Timber' Wood volunteered in 1939, at the age of eighteen, to join the British Army's Tyne-Tees 50th Northumbrian Division. Timber was in many ways an entirely unremarkable soldier - he won no medals for gallantry, though he exhibited conspicuous bravery day after day, for years, and he rose no higher through the ranks than Lance Corporal. Nonetheless, he had an extraordinary war. As a driver for the Royal Army Service Corps, Timber's job was to get ammunition and high explosives to the front line. It was a job with a high casualty rate, sometimes higher than front-line troops.