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Commando Despatch Rider: From D-Day to Deutschland 1944-45 Hardcover – 15 Mar 2001


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd (15 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085052797X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850527971
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 840,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Raymond Mitchell is an experienced published author and military historian. Now living near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he is actively involved in Royal Marine circles.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. Lowe on 17 Oct. 2013
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A very interesting read about a dispatch rider and his experiences through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany following D-Day. Some of the trials and tribulations that he went through were quite hair raising. These men were so brave and we musn't forget what we owe them. I have learnt a lot more about the battles and day to day life of our soldiers who fought to end the war.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MR B on 25 Oct. 2013
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A classic read, classic understatement by the author of the deeds undertaken. The best bit as any ex forces would know is reading between the lines!! We are for ever indebted in more ways than one. When is the first book coming out on kindle?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Michael Tyson on 12 Oct. 2013
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this true life story was related in a very good and understand able way. when reading this story the reader almost felt like he was riding on the motor bike with the dispatch rider. The tales told by this author were at times quite hair raising but also very exciting. Altogether a very good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. on 21 Jan. 2014
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Reading book about the present conflict in Afgan masses of technical back up practically every soldier has an automatic weapon body armour with A A C and R A F support , in WW2 how different comms with a poor range very few automatic weapons , air support was watching them flying over to bomb , what a change of pace . the important factor the D/R survived
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dubsies on 14 Jun. 2014
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I must go with the majority here...the book is written in such a low key matter of fact way despite the horrors going on around them. I am really in to the history of our armed forces exploits fought on our behalf. We really do owe them so much. I learned a lot from his descriptive writing (and must confess that in the early pages I thought the author should get on with it.) Well he certainly did!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mr g cushing on 5 April 2014
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An excellent incite into an extraordinary life experience a must read book if you are into knowing about day to day living in a combat zone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S M DIX on 4 April 2014
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I was a despatch rider during Gulf One, and was surprised to find reading this account of an earlier DR, that not much was different in those days of WW2 to the procedures of my generation! I realised that some things always remain the same. (Weather and traffic hazards for a start!)
I heartily recommend this volume to anybody who was either a DR, or has an interest in motorcycles, to read about conflict from a slightly different angle!
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A piece of British history that adds to the whole picture I was riding the motorbike with him. Well done.
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