Red Devils The Trailblazers of the Parachute Regiment in World War Two : An Authorized History

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A GRIPPING, AUTHORISED HISTORY OF THE DARING 'RED DEVILS' TOLD THROUGH THE FATES OF SIX HEROES . . . AND AN IDEAL GIFT FOR READERS WHO LOVE WW2 HISTORIES!

'Gripping and authoritative' Andy McNab

'Superb accounts of the battles and a deep understanding of personalities' Patrick Bishop, The Telegraph

A GRIPPING, AUTHORISED HISTORY OF THE DARING 'RED DEVILS' TOLD THROUGH THE FATES OF SIX HEROES . . .

In Britain they were known as The Parachute Regiment, but their German enemies christened them The Red Devils. Circus performers, solicitors, gravediggers, family men. . . they were ordinary people who became wartime heroes.

Showing what it took to succeed in this new regiment, Urban vividly brings to life six men and their experiences across D-Day, Arnhem and WW2 - from the recently-widowed Geoffrey Pine-Coffin, who had to leave his young son to head to the front, to Mike Lewis, whose photographs became iconic images of war.

Using deep archival research, British and German sources, and new material from the men's families, Red Devils paints a true and moving picture of the heart of war.

PUBLISHED ON THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR FIRST CAMPAIGN: OPERATION TORCH IN NORTH AFRICA

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241558171
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Viking
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.541241
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxxvi, 343 , 24 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 662g
Height: 163mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 40mm