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The Devil's Own Luck (Paperback)

Pegasus Bridge to the Baltic 1944-45

Military WWII > Battles & Campaigns > D-Day & Normandy

By Denis Edwards
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780850528695
Published: 1st August 2001
Last Released: 10th December 2021



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Although strictly forbidden to keep diaries, Denis Edwards managed to record his experiences throughout nearly all his time in Europe in 1944-45. He brilliantly conveys what it was like to be facing death, day after day, night after night, with never a bed to sleep in nor a hot meal to go home to. This is warfare in the raw ' brutal, yet humorous, immensely tragic, but sadly, all true.

From my perspective, if you have any interest in the 2nd Bn. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and their participation in the action at Pegasus Bridge, the battle for Normandy and the Rhine Crossings, you can do no better than to refer to The Devil's Own Luck. There are very few personal memoirs from this unit but this is an exceptional book. Indeed, when I met a veteran of the 2nd Bn. in 2016, he said he refers to this book when trying to recollect details of his experiences - so that sounds like a good recommendation to me.

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Recollections of WWII

A superb and well written book, highly recommended as a true account of one man's war from Pegasus Bridge to the Baltic during WWII.

The Armourer
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