Free Shipping In Australia
Accidental Warrior By Geoffrey Picot

Accidental Warrior
by Geoffrey Picot

Out of Stock
$18.49
inc. GST
An account of how a timid and unaggressive young man of 19 in 1939 was transformed by the inexorable pressures of World War II into a competent infantryman. The author served in two infantry battalions in the campaign in Europe from D-Day to VE Day, from Normandy to Germany.
Only 0 left

Accidental Warrior Summary


Accidental Warrior: In the Front Line from Normandy to Victory by Geoffrey Picot

An account of how a timid and unaggressive young man of 19 in 1939 was transformed by the inexorable pressures of World War II into a competent infantryman. The author served in two infantry battalions in the campaign in Europe from D-Day to VE day, from Normandy to Germany. The book provides a personal account of the war, with extracts from wartime newspaper reports, radio broadcasts and speeches. Picot joined the Hampshire Regiment which were to be in the first wave of the assault on Normandy and on D-Day, in their first assault, the Hampshires lost 64 soldiers and 118 were wounded.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations; Army Organization; A Battalion Organization (1944-5); Foreword. Part 1 Whence These Victors. Part 2 Pay Corps and Artillery: A Long Apprenticeship: Not Such a Mighty Pen; What Kind of a Gunner?. Part 3 1st Hampshires: Getting Ready for D-Day: Brief Expectations; Joining the Goliaths. Part 4 Battle of Normandy: The Slogging Match: Monty's Plan; They Fought Magnificently; Speed is the Essence; My First Pitched Battle; Go Forward, Always Forward; First Hottot Clash; Aggressive Defence; Was Second Hottot Really a Defeat?; Some Rest at Last; A Long Right Hook. Part 5 Battle of Normandy: The Breakthrough: Our Best Attack Since D-Day; The New General; Hitler's Worst Day. Part 6 The Race to Brussels: New Type of Warfare; Evil Pictures; A Tumultuous Reception; Even More Rapture; 'The War Is Over'; To Antwerp. Part 7 The Arnhem Disaster: Hold at All Costs; Definitely Not a Bridge Too Far; Protecting the Flank; Where It All Went Wrong. Part 8 First Battalion's Last Battle: A Superb Observation Post; Expensive Victory; Back to England. Part 9 Across the Rhine: Out of the Battle Line; Joining the 7th Hampshires; A Textbook Attack; Berlin or Bust; Fix Bayonets!; Emotion Stifled Many a Voice. Part 10 Thank God for the Bomb. Part 11 Questions I Am Asked.

Additional information

GOR003311037
Accidental Warrior: In the Front Line from Normandy to Victory by Geoffrey Picot
Geoffrey Picot
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-05-16
336
0140176268
9780140176261
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.