Birmingham's War: Voices of the Second World War is a collection of 100 accounts by local young men and women who served in the armed forces during the Second World War. They have been collected by Eric Armstrong, a fellow serviceman from Birmingham, who includes an authoritative introduction and commentary throughout the text. These long-forgotten accounts provide a captivating insight into the lives of young people from Birmingham and their experiences as they defended our country during the Second World War.
Eric Armstrong was born, raised and educated in Handsworth, Birmingham. Following army service during 1942 to 1947, he became a student at Birmingham University. During retirement he has developed a keen interest in postcards of old Birmingham and has written a number of historical books about the city.