Armoured Guardsmen: A War Diary, June 1944 – April 1945 :: Robert Boscawen soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!
Barnsley: Leo Cooper, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author, with dedication, on the title page with a laid in ms. and postcard to the same addressee without provenance. Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Glossary of Military Terms & Equipment;
From the cover: Shortly after D-Day, Bob Boscawen, fresh from Eton, Cambridge and Sandhurst, found himself in Normandy with his Coldstream Guards tank troop.
During the months that followed, until his evacuation as a casualty in the closing stages of the War, he kept a diary, that became a full record of events, laced with perceptive comments on his fellow men and his own emotions. During this period, the Guards Armoured Division was in almost constant action and this account describes a number of the fiercest encounters, such as Sourdeval and Cagny.
Until a chance remark by…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A touch faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Slight spotting to the lining papers. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (viii) 232 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in Military Army catalogue?