World War II – Memoirs

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Halifax Crew – The Story of a Wartime Bomber Crew – Arthur C Smith

Stapled card covers, A4, 60pp, b&w photos. ; a very good copy. The story of a Halifax bomber crew, who flew a tour of operations over Western Europe from RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire, with 10 Squadron during the latter part of 1944. The narrative is related from the air bomber’s viewpoint and is based on his diaries kept through 1943, 1944 and 1945. Carlton Publications, UK, 1983. Through post to any UK address £9.00

£9.00

 

GENERAL MARK CLARK

GOERING

GENERAL SIR FREDERICK PILE

BRIGADIER GEORGE CLIFTON

PETER RAINIER

HEINZ WERNER SCHMIDT

GENERAL MARK CLARK One of the great World War II memoirs by a legendary American general in charge of operations in North Africa and Italy. General Mark W. Clark recounts his wartime exploits and tells the story of the battles in Tunisia and Italy with verve and attention to key detail. An unparalleled account by a great military leader. Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was a United States Army officer who saw service during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. He was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the United States Army during World War II. During World War I, he was a company commander and served in France in 1918, as a 22-year old captain, where he was seriously wounded by shrapnel. After the war, the future U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General George Marshall, noticed Clark’s abilities. During World War II, he commanded the United States Fifth Army, and later the 15th Army Group, in the Italian campaign. He is known for leading the Fifth Army in its capture of Rome in June 1944. Clark has been heavily criticized for ignoring the orders of his superior officer, British General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, and allowing the German 10th Army to slip away, in his drive to take Rome, the capital of Italy, a strategically unimportant city. The German 10th Army then joined with the rest of the German army group at the Trasimene Line. In March 1945, Clark, at the age of 48, became the youngest American officer ever to be promoted to the full rank of four star general. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, a close friend of Clark’s, considered him a brilliant staff officer and trainer of men. Clark was awarded many medals, including the Distinguished Service Cross, the U.S. Army’s second highest award. A legacy of the “Clark task force” that he led in 1953-1955, which reviewed and made recommendations on all federal intelligence activities, is the coined term Intelligence Community.

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AutherTitlePublisherPrice
Pile FrederickAck-AckPanther£10.00
Clark MarkCalculated RiskPanther£10.00
Butler & YoungMarshal Without GloryPanther£5.00
Rainier PeterPipeline to BattlePanther£5.00
Cliford GeorgeThe Happy HuntedPanther£10.00
Schmidt Heinz WernerWith Rommel in the DesertPanther£3.50

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