Each book in Allan A. Murray's series 'Short Military Stories' brings together a collection of short stories around a particular theme. The aim of each story is to briefly take you somewhere else in space and time. 'Pommies - Stories of Gurkhas, Exchange Officers and Squaddies' is a collection of great stories about the British Army from 1980 through to the present. From his many observations, Allan offers insights, comparisons and opinions noting from the outset that he grew up in a home where there was little empathy for Pommies.
Allan's books are noted for their detailed research and historical accuracy. Strong narratives move the reader through military history events that are less well known or not previously written about with multiple layers cleverly integrated to reveal the overall context, the major events and the role of key protagonists.