Churchill's Desert Rats in North-West Europe

The Final Push

Patrick Delaforce

 
Date Published :
May 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848841116
Pages : 232
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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When Montgomery took command prior to D-Day he gathered around him commanders and formations he knew and trusted. Not surprisingly 7th Armoured Division was one of these and they were deployed from Italy to England. In this fine account the author who fought alongside the Desert Rats describes the Division’s battles from the beaches, the breakout battles (Goodwood and Bluecoat), the liberation of Northern France and Belgium. After taking Ghent there were the long months fighting in the Peel country of the Netherlands before Operation BLACKCOCK, the Rhine Crossing and the final advance into Germany, the capture of Hamburg and the Allies’ triumphant entry into Berlin. No reader of this magnificent history, with its many personal accounts, will question why the Desert Rats wore – and still wear – their Jerboa insignia with such pride.

About The Author
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Patrick Delaforce served with 11th Armoured Division during the advance through NW Europe.After a career in the wine trade he became a professional writer. Among his books in print with Pen and Sword are Churchill’s Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy, Wellington Le Beau and Monty’s Marauders.

REVIEWS
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“…a fascinating insight into some of the pivotal actions fought on the Western Front and well worth a read.”

- Military Machines International

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