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Marching to the Sound of Gunfire (ePub)

North-West Europe 1944-1945

WWII Photo eBooks

By Patrick Delaforce
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 5.0 MB (.epub)
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781473834828
eBook Released: 12th March 2014

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In this exciting and revealing book, scores of British soldiers tell their amazing stories of life – and death – in the front line of the Allies' advance from Normandy to Hitler's Germany. In eleven months of bitter fighting between D-Day and VE Day the combined efforts of the British and their allies' armed forces ground down their ruthless enemy in the pursuit of victory. Each and every man has a unique story to tell, whether they were infantry, tank crews, gunners, sappers or in vital logistic and supporting units. Their
experiences make for powerful and fascinating reading. First-hand accounts of the landings, liberation of towns and villages, fierce actions, not all successful, bring home to the reader the cost of war as well as the magnitude of the venture. Particularly evocative is the range of emotions that were experienced by those involved, be they generals or the most junior soldiers. The passage of time means that many of these 'voices' will be heard no more but fortunately Marching to the Sound of Gunfire captures their inspiring testimonies for posterity.

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Military History Monthly August 2016

This is a very useful book, giving a clear picture of the horrors of war as seen by the fighting men, as well as the bond between soldiers and the occasional elation of victory.

History of War Web

Another very readable book from an author well known to students of the Second World War... This superb book is illustrated and has a useful three page index.

The Armourer

Whilst this book can be read cover-to-cover, it also has the advantage of being equally readable as a collection of individual accounts, each of which can stand alone as an important personal testament. The text is supplemented by several useful maps and black and white photos plus a number of evocative contemporary pencil drawings.

As a record of war, as experienced through the eyes of those who faced enemy fire directly, this publication is worthy of its current reprint.

Military Modelling

This is a fascinating book. The author has accounts from soldiers from across all arms and ranks and each one provides a insight into a particular event or activity. The accounts are varied and describe moments of peace or action and vary from the very funny to the very sad; the descriptions provided by padres and what they were required to do are especially moving and poignant.

Army Rumour Service

Of all of the multitude of books that provide insight into the Second World War, this is one of those few books at the top of the list that manage to convey what happened, through the unique experiences of a cross section of people who took part in the struggle, tankers, sappers, foot soldiers, gunners and all the 'trades' of an army.

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 Patrick Delaforce

About Patrick Delaforce

Patrick Delaforce served with 11th Armoured Division during the advance through NW Europe.

After a career in the wine trade he became a professional writer. Among his books in print with Pen and Sword are Churchill’s Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy, Wellington Le Beau and Monty’s Marauders.

In 2015 he was appointed to the rank of Chavalier in the Ordre National de la Legion d’honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour). This is in recognition of his ‘acknowledged military engagement and steadfast involvement in the Liberation of France during the Second World War’.

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