Rifleman: A Front-Line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Born into a working-class family in London in 1919, Victor Gregg enlisted in the Rifle Brigade at nineteen, was sent to the Middle East and saw action in Palestine. Following service in the western desert and at the battle of Alamein, he joined the Parachute Regiment and in September 1944 found himself at the battle of Arnhem. When the paratroopers were forced to withdraw,...more
We're taken on the journey with the Rifles brigade, where at first it seems like great japes and jolly fu ...more
I would recommend reading this book. A first hand account is such a powerful insight into the real situations.
Particularly liked the shambolic nature of the supposed organisation of much of the army experience
Read in 24 hours as its definitely a page turner.
It's well-written and never dull.