Soldier At Heart

From Private to General

Michael Reynolds

Date Published :
February 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
48 b/w photos
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Growing up during the Second World War, Mike Reynolds became so interested in soldiering that he decided to make the Army his life. Joining as a National Serviceman, to see if he would really like being a soldier, he made the decision to become a professional and was commissioned into The Queen’s Royal Regiment. He saw action and was wounded severely in the Korean War but recovered and eventually rose to command an infantry battalion. In between, he had his first taste of Northern Ireland in 1969 and later returned as a Commanding Officer. He commanded 12 Mechanized Brigade in Germany and was later appointed to command the multi-national Allied Mobile Force (Land), during which time he was a target for a number of terrorist groups. On retiring from the Army, Mike Reynolds became a well-known military historian and author.

About The Author

Major General Michael Reynolds CB joined the British Army in 1948, and was commissioned into the Queens Royal Regiment in 1950. In the course of a long and distinguished career, he served in Korea, where he was severely wounded, Northern Ireland and West Germany. On promotion to Major General he assumed command of NATO's Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (Land). In retirement, he became guest speaker on British Army and NATO battlefield tours in the Ardennes, publishing a number of detailed histories on World War 2 operations in Europe. He died in 2015.

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