Apart from obvious non-fiction books about war, aspects of concflict are often found in books. Here is a selection where the military features in some way or other.
Wilbur Smith – The Burning Shore is set in World War One on the Western Front before the story moves to South West Africa (Nambibia) and Africa.
Saša Stanišiç – How the soldier repairs the gramaphone looks at the impact of the Bosnian conflict on family life
From TSL authors:
Sai-Ko by Gabriela Harding – an Eastern European Army conscripts a young man in the short story Army of Angels
Musings of an Inadequate Golfer by Malcolm Allen – talks about British army life in the late 18th century when life was less politically correct than it is today.
A little piece for mother by Barbara Towell – Nazi Germany plays a role here. This book is not published by TSL.
The Celebration Husband by Maya Alexandri – set in World War 1 Africa at the start of the war.
Powerless by John Samson – has two men coming to terms with their past, one of whom was conscripted into the South African Army under Apartheid.
For books on World War 1 in Africa, see the GWAA imprint for those published by TSL or visit the Great War in Africa Association for a wider range.
A consequence of war is displacement seen in the form of refugees. Wilbur Smith’s The Burning Shores touches on refugees as does Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Francaise.
People Not Borders’ I am Me tells of how a young refugee experiences a new life after the turmoil.