The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry the Italian Campaign 1943-1945 by Peter Hart soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Barnsley: Leo Cooper, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Number 3 in the series. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: This third volume in the Pen & Sword Regimental Actions series follows the 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry as they slog their way through Italy during the Second World War. After landing at Salerno in September 1943, they fought their way across the myriad ridges and rivers that criss-crossed Italy while facing some of the finest troops in the German Army. The long-suffering Durhams even rumoured that the Germans possessed an elite force of bulldozers to create new ridges to bar the way ahead! It was a long and bitter campaign which tested to the limits the inner resolve of every man from private to colonel before their eventual victory.
The Heat of Battle is oral history at its best. It is a gripping story in the actual voices of those lucky enough to have survived. These vivid and often moving personal accounts have been culled from thousands of hours of recorded interviews held by the Imperial War Museum.
In the Leo Cooper Regimental Actions series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. 9½” x 6¾”.