Trained as mountain troops, the East Surreys saw bitter action in the Atlas Mountains, on the slopes of Mount Etna and Monte Cassino, and in the unforgiving hills and valleys of the Apennines. They were called upon to cross many rivers, often opposed by a determined enemy, culminating in the Argenta Gap in the huge waterlogged valley of the River Po.
Veterans' stories illustrate the horrendous nature of the East Surrey's task, whether in set piece formation battles or patrol actions. His experiences enabled this fine officer to revolutionise SAS training and tactics in the s and s in Malaya and Arabia, and he is credited with revitalising the SAS when it was in grave danger of being disbanded. This story of the East Surreys shows how a single battalion can make a huge difference. It also gives the reader a real feel and understanding of the gruelling campaigns involved.
Author Bryn Evans writes extensively across a range of categories, business management, travel, sport, military history or fiction, and his work has been widely published. The Queens Royal Surrey Regiment Association has published a series of his articles over recent years in their Journal. While researching this book, he has met veterans and their families world-wide, and visited the battlefields in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy.
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The book delivered just that giving a very detailed account that anyone with an interest in the subject would enjoy. Very well written and a pleasure to read. Present for my dad who was in the east surrey's in WW 2, good book. My brother was thrilled to receive this - our father fought in these campaigns with the East Surreys. Explore Now. Buy As Gift. Over the next six years, no less than fifty-two of these young men fought and died for their Country. The author paints a picture of the character of the individual concerned, along with his family background, his contribution to the School and, most importantly, his war service and the circumstances of his death.
Some perished in lonely cockpits during the Battle of Britain and the Bombing campaign. Others fought and died at sea whether on Atlantic convoys, the Mediterranean campaign or in the Far East.
The soldiers among them fell in the glare of the Western Desert fighting the Germans and Italians and in the unforgiving jungles of Burma repulsing the Japanese. In one case, death came in a German concentration camp. Who can tell what influence the strong ethos of this small grammar school with its enduring values of decency and comradeship will have played during the years of hostilities on both those who made the supreme sacrifice and others who were fortunate enough to survive? About the Author. He was Research Director for an advertising agency in Baltimore and provided research for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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