The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, 1943-45 (Second World War regimental actions)




      The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, 1943-45 (Second World War regimental actions)
The industrial and coal producing region of Durham was drawn upon heavily for manpower in World War II, producing twice as many battalions os most regimental recruiting areas Of all the Durham Light Infantry battalions serving in the war, none had a distinguished or difficult record than the 16th.Active operations began in Italy with the Salerno landings of September 9, 1943, where the Durhams fought against German reinforcements attempting to contain the beach head The next two years saw the 16th Durhams attacking German defenders across some of Europe s most difficult terrain, often hampered by extremes of heat and cold Unlike many World War II unit narratives, the story of the 16th Durhams is not drawn from official histories or unit diaries Men of this battalion were extensively interviewed for the Imperial War Museum Sound Archives, and the story of the 16th Durhams is almost entirely an eyewitness account, filled with many insights and incidents that are usually left out of official histories. Read The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, 1943-45 (Second World War regimental actions) Author Peter Hart – heartforum.co.uk

Peter Hart is a British military historian.He has been an oral historian at Sound Archive of Imperial War Museum in London since 1981.He has written mainly on British participation in the First World War His books include The Somme, Jutland 1916, Bloody April on the air war in 1917, Passchendaele, Aces Falling on the air war in 1918 , 1918 A Very British Victory and Gallipoli Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

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      The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, 1943-45 (Second World War regimental actions)
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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, 1943-45 (Second World War regimental actions)
  • Peter Hart
  • English
  • 25 March 2018
  • 0850526906

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