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A Dalesman's War


Profits from the sale of this book will go to the charity
'Help for Heroes', in memory of Stan and others like him.

About this book:

  • ISBN 9781904524786

  • Published 2010

  • Price £10.00 + postage

  • Paperback

  • 58 pages

  • Illustrated with 17 black and white photographs



About this Book:
This book will appeal to anybody who picks it up as, from the very first paragraph, it draws you in to a fascinating insight of village life in Dent, Cumbria, between the great wars but focusing primarily on Stan Haygarth's life as Cavalryman in the 24th Lancers and the Royal Tank Regiment in World War II and his rehabilitation, having suffered horrendous burn injuries and combat stress. The daily routine of a soldier in the field during World War II will surprise many as much of the time was taken up by routine administration and inactivity between engagements with the Germans...
'The author is donating the proceeds of the book sales to the 'Help for Heroes' charity, a charity set up to help ex-service men and women who have mental as well as physical injuries as a result of being involved in conflicts around the world. By reading the book you are not only contributing to the charity but also gaining a greater understanding of Post Traumatic Stress, suffered by servicemen and women on the battlefields of today, so vividly portrayed by Stan Haygarth's story.

Lt. Col. Nicholas Emson, MC.


An Eden writer has penned a moving biography of her late father's war years to highlight issues surrounding post traumatic stress among soldiers.
Carole Morland, of Tebay, said she wrote the book to raise awareness of the illness, as well as cash to help today's soldiers who are suffering from the syndrome across Britain.
The book... recounts Mr Haygarth's early life in Dent in the 1930s before his world was turned upside down by the Second World War.
He suffered a facial disfigurement and lost fingers in France, but it was the mental injury that had the most devastating impact on his life. Mrs. Morland describes how Normandy haunted her father, preventing him from living a normal life after the war.

Westmorland Gazette, October 2010.

Reader reviews:

Just to let you know that my husband and I have read your amazing book. Not many books bring me to tears but this one did. I started reading it at 7.30 this morning and could not put it down. It should be made into a film.

Your father was an inspirational man, and like many, a true hero. I wish you well and hope the book makes plenty of money for a well deserved cause. JJ, Chester-le-Street. Co, Durham.



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