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TROOPER from Barnard Castle to Berlin [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Beardsley
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

On D-Day Trooper Ronald Henderson was one of the first allied soldiers to land on Sword Beach in his Sherman DD swimming tank to provide artillery support on the beach for the infantry that followed shortly afterwards. He had been conscripted into the British Army in 1942 and subsequently joined the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) as a tank driver. After D-Day he fought through the whole of the Northern European campaign and was part of the occupying forces in Germany until his demobilisation in 1947. This book recounts his memories from early childhood until leaving the army for civilian life.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1206 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur Beardsley (8 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BLK99S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars First rate 16 Jun. 2013
By Bob
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This is an excellent book, it follows Ron Henderson's journey through the war, starting with the spit and polish of barracks life to the carnage of D-Day, and onwards across Europe to Berlin.
The nuts and bolts of living in and operating a tank are well explained, as is the historical overview of each seperate battle and operation. I can thoroughly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, 10 Aug. 2013
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From 1942 to 1947 the author takes the reader into parts of history rarely read. I can relate to some of it because I was in the second tanks, in armoured cars, mabout
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2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been good 3 Jan. 2014
By Mr. Robert W. Rosamond TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I started to read this book due to the involvement of a particular trooper and his story. However, references to him are few and far between and the book is, more or less, a history lesson. One which most ex servicemen will be very familiar with. It could have been a very good book had it stuck to the story of the trooper's involvement in the war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars really good read 31 May 2014
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Takes the reader into what it must have been like to live and fight from inside a tank and how ordinary people did extraordinary things
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 14 Mar. 2014
By Cawky
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From D-Day through to VE Day,in a Sherman Tank.It really made me think about how different life must of been back then,during the second W.W.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 19 Feb. 2014
By MR B
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A great book full of factual info. the detail about the dd tanks was especially interesting and the insight into the drivers role.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read 3 Feb. 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. One of those that you can't put down once you find out how engrossing it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well written 30 Sept. 2013
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A well written book, you are with the writer all the way. Has it`s funny and serious moments, shares the authors ups and downs as he progresses across Europe.
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