AND MAYBE A MAN : WITH THE ROYAL SIGNALS, AIRBORNE DIVISION 1943-1946.

Leeming, Raymond.


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Tunbridge Wells, 1st ed., 1995. 137 pp., 11 photo-plates + maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. Having joined the Border Regiment at the age of 17, in 1941, and trained as a signalman, the author, from Blackburn in Lancashire, transferred to the Sixth Airborne Division. On D-Day he landed in a Horsa glider and fought with his division from Normandy to the Seine. After a rest and a refit he was again landed in a glider in the allied assault across the Rhine. The Sixth Airborne advanced across Germany in constant action and were then ordered to capture the German town of Wismar on the Baltic, to forestall the advancing Russians. The author's final campaign was in Palestine in 1945, in support of the Palestine Police when the Jews were creating the state of Israel.


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