Book Trailer for ‘The Lucky Shilling’


A visual summary of William’s story as a WW2 soldier produced as our new Book Trailer.

William’s arrival back to the UK:

‘I stared at the White Cliffs of Dover with a numbness, lost in my own thoughts.  I was finding it difficult to comprehend that my journey was almost over’.


The Lucky Shilling Podcast – Episode 1

Rationale for the Book

Read by the author Keith Marsh

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Troops Out (1936-7)

Bill arrives in France at the start of the period known as the Phoney War.

After about a two hour wait we boarded our ship, an Isle of Man steam packet called Manxman.


He is placed on general guard duty at the French / Belgium borders and works and a Navvy for the Royal Engineers, settling into a ‘limbo’ existence.  In 1937 he and his fellow men are visited by the King, then the Prime Minister and also the Duke of Gloucester.  By February 1940 the Phoney War starts to ‘hot up’ and things start to become very serious.