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Philip Pardoe was educated at Horris Hill and at Eton. He was commissioned into the 60th Rifles and his war service is the subject of this book.
After the War, he continued his military career in the Green Jackets (now subsumed into The Rifles) and, among his appointments, was Military Attaché in Washington DC and, later, Buenos Aires. On his retirement as a colonel, he returned to his home near Winchester. He became a member of the Gentlemen at Arms, which gave him great pleasure.
Released from Colditz in May 1945 he married Rolline Kavanagh the following month. They had two children, Caroline and Harry.
Philip loved all field sports and tragically died in a fishing accident on the River Lochy in 1987.