Parachute Doctor

The Memoirs of Captain David Tibbs

Neil Barber, David Tibbs

Parachute Doctor is the story of Captain David Tibbs RAMC MC who as a member of 225 (Parachute) Field Ambulance and the 13th Parachute Battalion. His fascinating recollections feature jumping into Normandy on D-Day and the subsequent battle to defend the Airborne perimeter; assisting the Americans in repulsing the Ardennes offensive, the massive Ai
Date Published :
June 2012
Publisher :
Sabrestorm Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781220009
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$19.95

Overview
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Parachute Doctor is the story of Captain David Tibbs RAMC MC who as a member of 225 (Parachute) Field Ambulance and the 13th Parachute Battalion served with the 5th Parachute Brigade of the famous 6th Airborne Division. His fascinating recollections feature jumping into Normandy on D-Day and the subsequent intense battle to defend the Airborne perimeter; assisting the Americans in repulsing the Ardennes offensive, the massive Airborne drop across the Rhine and the rapid advance to the Baltic to prevent the Russians moving into Denmark.

Following the end of the European war, the Brigade was shipped to the Far East for a proposed invasion of Singapore. However, the Japanese surrendered beforehand, and the Paras ended up being involved in a little known episode, fighting alongside the Japanese in defense of Dutch civilians against violent rebels on the island of Java.

About The Author
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Neil Barber is the author of two of the most detailed books on their subjects; The Day the Devils Dropped In, relates the 9th Parachute Battalion’s D-Day assault on the Merville Battery and the vital battle at the Chateau St Come; and The Pegasus and Orne Bridges, which details the D-Day capture, defense and relief of Pegasus Bridge and its sister bridge across the river Orne. He has also edited two biographies; Stan Scott’s Fighting with the Commandos and Captain David Tibbs’ Parachute Doctor.

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