Armored Guardsmen: A War Diary from Normandy to the Rhine

Armored Guardsmen: A War Diary from Normandy to the Rhine

by Robert Boscawen


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Shortly after D-Day, Bob Boscawen, fresh from Cambridge and Sandhurst, found himself in Normandy with his Coldstream Guards tank unit. During the months that followed, he kept a diary recording the Guards Armoured Division's almost constant activity in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany—until, having already had three tanks shot from under him, he suffered severe burns and had to be evacuated, one of only two survivors of his crew.A stirring story of frontline action with the tank troops of the Coldstream Guards as they fight their way through northwest Europe during the final year of World War II Vivid and perceptive narrative captures the spirit of comradeship, the joy of success, the bitterness of loss, and the dangerous thrill of combat

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811735278
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 01/19/2009
Series: Stackpole Military History Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert Boscawen joined the British Army in 1941, was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards, and later earned the Military Cross. Following a lengthy convalescence after the war and a career in business, he served in Parliament from 1970 to 1992. He lives in England.

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