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Desert Danger: The Story of Tim Jackson is the thirtieth fictional diary in the My Story series. The book was written by Jim Eldridge; his fifth for the series. It was first published in April 2005, and reissued with new cover art in September 2012 and July 2013. The book was also included in two compilations. It was followed by Sue Reid's War Nurse.

Dedication[]

"To Lynne, with love"

Book description[]

"23 October 1942
I was lifting one of our mines when there was an explosion from the team to our right. I only heard it because there had been a momentary lull in the barrage from the big guns. We all looked, and saw that the man lifting the mines had handled one incorrectly and it had exploded. Luckily the charge in the mine wasn't big enough to kill him, but I could see that his leg had been blown off. He was thrashing around on the ground and screaming in agony. Then the big guns of our artillery opened up again. I turned back to my own mine-clearing and tried to shut the image of the wounded man out. I had to keep my hands steady and my nerves calm. I had to get this right...
"

"It's 1942 when Tim Jack is posted to North Africa, where the German Army has forced the British back to El Alamein. Now the order comes: "No more retreat." Under a barrage of fire and in a tangle of barbed wire, Tim's job is to clear the German minefield for the British attack..."

"It's 1942 when Tim Jackson is posted to North Africa, where the German Army has forced the British back to El Alamein.
Now the order comes: "No more retreat."
Under a barrage of fire and in a tangle of barbed wire, Tim's job is to clear the German minefield for the British attack...
"

Plot[]

Epilogue[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Desert Danger characters

Author[]

Main article: Jim Eldridge

Editions[]

Notes[]

  • The portrait on the cover of the first edition was provided by the Imperial War Museum and the background was licensed from Popperfoto.[7]
  • Richard Jones illustrated the cover of the second edition of Desert Danger.
  • The cover of the third edition of the book was illustrated by Sam R. Kennedy.

References[]

See also[]


My Story
Original

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

External links[]

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