Taylor, Brigadier George.


Upton-upon-Severn, 1st ed. 1990. 203 pp., photo-ills., + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Nr.FINE. During World War II, though belonging to the West Yorkshire Regiment, Taylor was, on landing in Normandy, Second in Command of the 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regt. and later took command of the 5th Battalion, (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry), after they had been decimated on the notorious Hill 112, the "Corner Stone" of the battle. From these shattered remnants the author shaped one of the most efficient fighting forces in the whole campaign and received two DSO’s during the fighting, including one for leading the epic dash through the German lines in an heroic effort to reach the pinned down 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. A superb biography.

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