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Riassunto: John Forfar, medical officer, was continuously in the thick of the action as 47 Royal Marine Commando played their distinguished part in World War II in Europe. 47's battle engagements included the D-Day capture of Port-en-Bessin, vital to the British Army's petrol supply; participation in the defence of the Orme bridgehead, and the ultimate break-out, harassing the retreating enemy as it swept northwards in a series of headlong battles along 300 miles of the French and Belgian coasts. A medical officer is ideally placed to describe the reality of frontline battle with its intense fears and physical dangers, the stresses it imposes on body and mind, its killing and wounding, its triumphs and its tribulations, its aftermath. John Forfar saw the deeds of courage and the determination of the commandos at every level. He tells also of the historical significance of the Commando's actions, which the passage of time has revealed, and something of the experiences of the oppressed populations they liberated, as well as the dramas of inhumanity and false witness which are the common currency of war.
About the Author: Mentioned in Despatches after the capture of 'Port-en-Bessin', John Forfar was later to win the Military Cross at another famous Royal Marines action - the capture of Walcheren. He went on to later eminence as one of Scotland's leading paediatricians.
Titolo: From Omaha to the Scheldt: The Story of 47 ...
Casa editrice: Tuckwell Press Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Tuckwell Press, East Linton, 2003. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition Reprinted.. Excellent reference. 400pp., ills., roll of honour. Softcover, very good condition. Codice libro della libreria 19481
Descrizione libro Tuckwell Press, East Linton, Scotland, 2001. Black Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition First Printing. Crisp and bright with no inscriptions and not price-clipped. 400 pages, illustrated. Some enclosures. Size: 6" x 9". Hard Back. Codice libro della libreria 048650
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR005248308
Descrizione libro Tuckwell Press, Scotland, 2001. Hard Back Dust Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Illustrated dust jacket in very good condition and with minimal wear to the extremities. Not price clipped. Very clean contents with several black and white photographs. Clean edges. Very tight binding. Overall very good; pp400. Codice libro della libreria 094315
Descrizione libro Tuckwell Press. 2001. 1862321493, 2001. HB. DW. Small number of small indent marks to front panel of DW. Inner flaps of DW glued to boards o/w VG. Codice libro della libreria 20376
Descrizione libro Tuckwell Press Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1862321493 400pp. (grey spine) large 8vo. sized. 2001. First Edition. A very good, clean, tight copy in similar jacket. The text supported by some photographic reproductions and maps. Original publisher's black boards - gilt embossed to the spine. A biro gift inscription to the front endpaper. A slight bump to the head of the spine. The jacket has not been price-clipped and has slight shelf wear and the head of the front panel is lifting a little. A very good, clean, tight copy of a rare military history. Shipping from the UK. Codice libro della libreria SKU008846
Descrizione libro Tuckwell Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. Hardback; previous owner's gift inscription to endpaper, otherwise very good in creased, scratched and price-clipped dustjacket. First edition. ; The author, John Forfar, served as medical officer with 47 Royal Marine Commando. Illustrated. ; 400 pages. Codice libro della libreria 56385
Descrizione libro Tuckwell Press, 2001. Black Boards, Gilt Titles. Condizione libro: VG+. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG+. 1st. 400 pp including bibliography and index. D/J has cover illustration ' The Assault on Walcheren' by the Dutch artist Peterr J Sterkenburg. D/J not price-clipped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 001931