Pen and Sword Books: The 2nd Norfolk Regiment: From Le Paradis to Kohima by Peter Hart

The 2nd Norfolk Regiment: From Le Paradis to Kohima
The 2nd Norfolk Regiment: From Le Paradis to Kohima (1 reviews)
by Peter Hart
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Found in: Local History Books
World War Two Books,
British History Books
Series: Voices from the Front
218 pages
ISBN: 9781848844025
Published: 23 February 2011
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The Second World War is vanishing into the pages of history. The veterans were once all around us, but their numbers are fast diminishing. While still in their prime many recorded their memories with Peter Hart for the Imperial War Museum. As these old soldiers now fade away their voices from the front are still strong with a rare power to bring the horrors of war back to vivid life.

The 2nd Norfolk Regiment were a proud old regular battalion honed in the pre-war traditions of spit and polish at their Britannia Barracks in Norwich. Sent to France they sold their lives to gain time for the retreat to Dunkirk when surrounded by an SS Division at Le Paradis in May 1940. Over 100 of the survivors would be brutally massacred. Back in England they reformed from ordinary drafts of men called up from all over the country. A new battalion was born. Sent to India they met the Japanese head on in the bloody fight for Kohima against the Imperial Japanese Army. As the fighting raged in the jungle the Norfolks were once again right at the very sharp end of modern war. This is their story.
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The book is based on a series of interviews with members of the battalion conducted by Peter Hart, an oral historian at the Imperial War Museum. Hart has provided a connecting narrative, but it is... [read full review]
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About Peter Hart
Peter Hart was born in 1955. After attending Liverpool University he has worked as the Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum since 1981. He is responsible for interviewing veterans of all conflicts from the Great War to the present day.

He is married with two deceptively lovely children and lives in North London.
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