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The author survived four tank brew-ups in Normandy, fighting in Sherman Fireflies with the 1st Armoured Battalion of the Coldstream Guards as a young Troop commander and winning the Military Cross. In defiance of regulations, Robert Boscowan kept his daily account of his war from Normandy through to Germany where, seriously wounded, he was the sole survivor of his tank crew. In between, he witnessed fierce fighting, including notable successes and costly failures. A moving, modest and articulate account of war at the sharp end, conveying the thrill and excitement, fear and sense of loss, which all fighting men experience. Above all, he demonstrates the importance of comradeship that held the officers and men together - a comradeship that lives on today. By means of a foreword and epilogue, the author sets his war into context and relates how he, like many of his companions, fought back from appalling wounds and burns to live a full life, in his case both in business and as a Member of Parliament for twenty-three years.
  • AUTHOR: Boscowan, R
  • FORMAT: 224pp Bw 234x156 Hb
  • Code: 13581

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