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With the Jocks A Soldier's Struggle for Europe 1944-45 by Peter White
  

With the Jocks A Soldier's Struggle for Europe 1944-45

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With the Jocks A Soldier's Struggle for Europe 1944-45 by Peter White

As a 24-year-old lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers, Peter kept an unauthorised journal of his regiment's advance through the Low Countries and into Germany in the closing months of the war in Europe. Forbidden by his commanding officer from doing so for security reasons, Peter's boyhood habit of diary keeping had become an obsession too strong to shake off. In this graphic evocation of a soldier at war, the images he records are not for the faint hearted. There are heroes aplenty within its pages, but there are also disturbing insights into the darker sides of humanity - the men who broke under the strain and who ran away; the binge drinking which occasionally rendered the whole platoon unable to fight; the looting, the rape, and the callous disregard for human life that happens when death is a daily companion. Hidden away for more than 50 years, this is a rare opportunity to read an authentic account of the horrors of war experienced by a British soldier in the greatest conflict of the 20th century.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th October 2002

Author

Peter White

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Prose: non-fiction
Second World War

ISBN

9780750930574

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