BATTALION:  A BRITISH INFANTRY UNIT'S ACTIONS FROM EL ALAMEIN TO THE ELBE 1942-1945

 

By Alastair Borthwick

 Baton Wicks Publishing 1994 - ISBN 1 898573 35 2

301pp - Paperback - numerous b/w illustrations and maps.

12.99

While the current reprint of this book was published in 1994 (the original came out in 1946), I only purchased this recently in a major UK bookstore, and it has apparently become available again.

The author served as an officer in the 5th Seaforth Highlanders, 51st (Highland) Division from 1943. This book tells the story of his battalion from formation to the end of the war in Germany, and spans some of the key British battles of WW2. Written within a year of the end of the war, it is a remarkably fresh account and stands as a classic account of one battalion's service during the Second World War. It also includes a Roll of Honour, and Honours and Awards. Highly recommended.

The publishers details on the jacket are:

Baton Wicks
Cordee
3a DeMontfort Street
Leicester
LE1 7HD
United Kingdom

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