- Inbunden (Hardback)
- Antal sidor
- Casemate Publishers
- Clarke, Colin (red.)/Clarke, Gillian (red.)
- 25 b/w photos; 10 maps
- 241 x 165 x 25 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 517 g
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A Mobile Radar Unit in Pursuit of Rommel During the Western Desert Campaign, 1942-3
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if you are interested in what it was like to be an enlisted man in the western desert during that time, this book should definitely be in your must read list. ... Highly Recommended! * Armor Modeling and Preservation Society * Fred Grice's account of his embarkation and journey to the Western Desert, followed by his participation in the North African campaign from El Alamein to the defeat of Rommel is articulate, engaging and enjoyable. At the centre of the book is a touching human story which is all the more remarkable when set against the grim conditions of war in the desert. Highly recommended. * Britmodeller.com 27/07/2015 * But much more than that it is a human story by a gifted writer that recreates a lost time and landscapes. This is a good story and adds a different dimension to a well-known aspect of World War II. Highly recommended * Military Modelcraft International 26/03/2015 * The book's great strength is the superb writing of Frederick Grice, a grammar school master and aspiring author from the north of England ... this is a charming book and well worth publishing. * Society for Libyan Studies 04/12/2015 * A good read for anyone interested in the Desert War, based on the diary kept by Frederick Grice, with the story of his journey from the UK to the Middle East and subsequently his trip across North Africa following the victory at El Alamein through to victory in Tunisia, as a member of an RAF mobile radar unit. * Military Model Scene 19/05/2015 * 'Like other books this is one of the footnotes we get now the big stuff is done. But the value offered here is profound. This is real war. The eloquence and beauty of the prose is disarming but the effect is like a late evening cup of tea. Other beverages are available. This one won't take you long to read but you will find something different from the usual desert sagas. The shipboard stuff just made me angry but tales out of the blue made me proud. Thankfully someone realised before it was too late what Frederick Grice should have been employed to do and he became an educator in the RAF. Lovely stuff.' * War History Online 17/02/2016 *
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Frederick (Fred) Grice was an English graduate and grammar-school master, who, by the time he was called up in 1941, had already collected folk stories relating to the North of England. These stories would later be published in 1944 as Tales of the North Country. He went on to write children's books that were published by Oxford University Press in the 1960s and 70s. Gillian, a retired teacher and magistrate, and Colin Clarke, a retired Professor of Geography at Oxford University, are the daughter and son-in-law of Frederick (Fred) Grice; they discovered they discovered the existence of the two handwritten journals and a typed memoir after Fred's death in 1983. Gillian, a retired teacher and magistrate, and Colin Clarke, a retired Professor of Geography at Oxford University, are the daughter and son-in-law of Frederick (Fred) Grice; they discovered they discovered the existence of the two handwritten journals and a typed memoir after Fred's death in 1983.