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Meet the author of ‘A Boyhood in Wartime Britain’ on June 14 at the Shelter Island Library.

Meet Michael Coles, author of “A Boyhood in Wartime Britain” on June 14 at the Shelter Island Library.

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COURTESY HOWARD JACKSON Howard Jackson’s military identification card from 1944 when he was 19.

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Howard Jackson’s military identification card from 1944 when he was 19.

It took months and covered continents.

Beginning in southern Italy, the voyage moved through Egypt, North Africa, Newfoundland, Connecticut, Texas, through eight more states until the long homecoming ended at the front door of a house in the Nassau County town of Hewlett. (more…)