A Soldier's Tale, Memoirs of an English Soldier, by John W. Foot

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A Soldier's Tale, Memoirs of an English Soldier, by John W. Foot

A Soldier's Tale, Memoirs of an English Soldier, by John W. Foot

Book published privately by the author, 114 pages. A4 size softback (N4774)

In this privately published book the author provides a fascinating account of his wartime experiences as a soldier in the British Army. In 1938 he volunteered and joined the 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion Light Infantry, and was initially posted to the Pioneer Section platoon of HQ company, and in this book he goes on to record his memories and experiences all the way up to 1946. Chapters include:

  • 1937-1938, England
  • Training Camp, Bulford, Salisbury Plain
  • Newbury Heath, 1940
  • France
  • Belgium, Road Duty
  • Transferred to 52nd Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Infantry
  • Hospital
  • Spring 1941
  • Aldershot 1941
  • Yorkshire, 11th Armoured Division, 1941
  • Newmarket 1942-1943
  • English Channel Crossing
  • Normandy Beach, Gold
  • France, 1944
  • France, the Falaise Gap
  • Rouen, 1944
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Eindhoven and Nijmegen, Holland
  • Advance into Germany
  • Germany, 1945
  • and more!

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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