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Old 18-05-17, 04:50 AM
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Yes, worth reading. At the time of publication in 1978 one of the first published non officer accounts of the battle. Published by the IWM, who obviously thought it worthwhile enough. How many other individual soldiers stories have they published?

Rgds, Thomas.
I agree with Thomas's assessment of Arnhem Spearhead. It's a good view from the soldier's perspective, although he does confuse "grey berets" with the Recce Sqn, which just shows how memory fades.

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Thanks Colin & Thomas.
I'll be adding this one on my reading list!
I didn't find a lot of individual paratroopers accounts, but more books from air landing soldiers like Anderson's and Edward's. Anything else you guys would recommend?

I'm thinking about trying to sort the various patches worn by the para battalions. A nice project that maybe I'll post later.

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Old 19-05-17, 07:27 PM
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Individual Parachute Regiment memoirs are thin on the ground:
Victor Gregg with Nick Stroud -Rifleman
Reg Curtis -The memory endures
Colin Hall -Dropped in it
Robert Peatling -No surrender at Arnhem

There are various unit histories with plenty of soldier's accounts in them:
Robert Peatling -Without tradition
David van Bruggenum -B Company arrived and -B Company arrived The men
Marcel Anker -The Lost Company
Gerrit Pijpers & David Truesdale -Arnhem their final battle
John O'Reilly -From Delhi to Arnhem
Martin Peters, Niall Cherry, John Howes & Graham Francis -Desert rise Arnhem descent
David Truesdale -Steel wall at Arnhem

I'm not familiar with Anderson's or Edward's, do you have some additional info on those?

Rgds, Thomas.
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both 6th Airborne Division related
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Ah, that explains it, thank you silverwash, or should I call you Jeffrey Lebowski?

Rgds, Thomas.
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Individual Parachute Regiment memoirs are thin on the ground:
Victor Gregg with Nick Stroud -Rifleman
Reg Curtis -The memory endures
Colin Hall -Dropped in it
Robert Peatling -No surrender at Arnhem

There are various unit histories with plenty of soldier's accounts in them:
Robert Peatling -Without tradition
David van Bruggenum -B Company arrived and -B Company arrived The men
Marcel Anker -The Lost Company
Gerrit Pijpers & David Truesdale -Arnhem their final battle
John O'Reilly -From Delhi to Arnhem
Martin Peters, Niall Cherry, John Howes & Graham Francis -Desert rise Arnhem descent
David Truesdale -Steel wall at Arnhem

I'm not familiar with Anderson's or Edward's, do you have some additional info on those?

Rgds, Thomas.
Thanks, Thomas. Much appreciated!
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Old 08-06-17, 11:48 AM
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[QUOTE=fougasse1940;406081]Ah, that explains it, thank you silverwash, or should I call you Jeffrey Lebowski?

Rgds, Thomas.[/QUOTE

his Dudeness or Duder or el Duderino if you are not into the all brevity thing
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