Without Tradition - 2 Para 1941-1945, by Robert Peatling
Book published by Pen and Sword in 2004, 256 pages. Paperback (N4920)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: This book tells the story of the Second Battlion Para's 5 Airborne Operations behind enemy lines... the battalions record was superb...
2 Para's performance during Operation Market Garden (Arnhem) is legendary but, as this book amply demonstrates, it was the culmination of three year's battle experience....
A major factor behind the Battalion's successes was the leadership of its Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel John D Frost who never failed to inspire those under him by his example and character.
Without Tradition is a superb record of, and a fitting tribute to, one of the most successful fighting units in the long and glorious history of the British Army.