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A Welcome War

A Welcome War

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By Kev Richardson

A Family Series Book 4

* World War 2 was the most welcome and alluring war of all time.
* A ten-year-old lad begins the saga of his next five years influenced more by military strategy, political power and bathos than by parents or mentors.
* As a means of realising how people react to adverse situations, and in discovering history and geography, he finds the lessons graphic indeed. To put it in his own words, “It beats schoolwork, hands down!”

What They Are Saying About A Welcome War

Multi-published historical writer Kev Richardson has a way of bringing the history of his homeland, Australia, up front and personal. In his latest work, A WELCOME WAR, I was notably impressed with his astute presentation of a young lad’s impressions and compulsion to follow the happenings of World War II. From a ten-year-old’s impassioned sense of wonder, to his later assessments as a young man of eighteen, he recounts his personal translation of the war that changed his life. The book includes many captivating memories from his younger years and his recorded impressions of the exciting historical happenings of war.

Kev Richardson presents his own bio as a schoolboy of ten confused by the changing colors on his war map, as countries continued to change hands during WWII. It became his first passionate effort to record history and the war that influenced the rest of his life. Yet A WELCOME WAR also gazes into the heart of a boy growing up to discover the pleasures of scouting, swimming, hiking… and girls… dancing, and kissing.

This account, which lists accurate dates and war-time impressions, verifies this writer’s dedication to discovering and disclosing the truths in history that have in the past been purposely hidden. This enchanting biography of his own youth is not to be missed.

If you love history, I highly recommend you read all of Richardson’s extensive historical writings about the First Fleet, and the men and women who populated the shockingly hidden history behind the penal colony in the beginning years of New South Wales, all available at

5 Star Review!

JoEllen Conger

Conger Book Reviews, USA

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