Fighting with the Commandos

Recollections of Stan Scott, No. 3 Commando

Neil Barber, Stan Scott

 
Date Published :
September 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844157747
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Fighting With The Commandos tells what the Second World War was like for a fighting soldier. After enlisting underage, he was 'found out', joined the Home Guard and then a Young Soldiers Unit (for those too young to serve overseas). He managed to get out to Iraq but was again sent home.

He then joined 3 Commando led by Brigadier Peter Young and landed on SWORD Beach on D-Day. He graphically describes the action thereafter which included being among the first to reach Pegasus Bridge and relieve the glider borne troops under Major John Howard.

Plenty of excitement and danger were to follow and readers will revel in a no-holds-barred memoir which points an illuminating picture of life for the rank-and-file in the build-up to the climax of the war.

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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