Discovered in 2020 after spending the last 75 years in an attic, War Diary, The Diary of Mike Rogers has the power to become a world classic – a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
In 1939, with Great Britain on the brink of War, Mike Rogers details the daily, and often mundane experiences of a thirteen-year-old British boy and his family. For the next six years, until the end of World War 2, Mike Rogers and his family try to maintain daily life. With many items restricted, and daily activities curbed, read as Mike Rogers recounts the various military activities across Europe, Africa, and the Far East; the cinematic delights; the changing British climate, and the constant cruelties of living in an area of London attacked by various flying-craft.
In his factually rich diary, Mike Rogers records vivid impressions of his experiences during the wartime period. Thoughtful, moving, and often amusing, Mike Rogers’ account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage, the strength of purpose, and provides compelling details of many pivotal and historic moments of a bygone age.
A truly remarkable book The New York Times, I’d like to think would say.
One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II The Philadelphia Inquirer may have said if they were able to read the book.
There may be no better way to commemorate the seventy-sixth anniversary of the end of World War II than to read War Diary: The Diary of Mike Rogers, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil Chicago Tribune, could have said if they’d bought a copy.
The single most compelling personal account of WW2 … remains astonishing and excruciating The New York Times Book Review, may say if they had the chance.