Lindsay, Donald.


Salisbury, 1st ed., 1987. Viii + 223 pp., frontis., + photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This is the biography of Andrew Thorne who, commissioned into the Grenadier Guards, won three DSO's in the First World War and was seven times mentioned in Despatches. He was Military Attach' in Berlin when Hitler came to power; he was in command of a vital section of the Dunkirk perimeter in 1940 and on his return given command of Kent and Sussex, as the most likely part of Britain to meet the first shock of invasion; he was suddenly removed from XII Corps for no satisfactorily explained reasons and 'kicked upstairs' to be Army Commander in Scotland; but finally he was rewarded in 1945 when he brilliantly took charge of the Liberation of Norway and in effect governed that country until the King could return.

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