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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.
L'autore: 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 Ltd, 2001. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP94926559
Descrizione libro 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. 2001 Tuckwell Press hardcover edition. Ex library copy with stamps and labels else good condition. Codice libro della libreria 0W-UDJP-EQW9
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 Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-272-39-5226815
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