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A Drop Too Many By John Frost A Drop Too Many At Arnhem the British nd Parachute Regiment held the north end of the key road bridge over the Rhine not for hours for which it was equipped but for days and nights Commanded by the author

  • Title: A Drop Too Many
  • Author: John Frost
  • ISBN: 9780722136904
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Drop Too Many By John Frost At Arnhem, the British 2nd Parachute Regiment held the north end of the key road bridge over the Rhine not for 24 hours for which it was equipped, but for 3 days and 4 nights Commanded by the author, they beat off repeated ard and infantry assaults by far greater numbers, until forced out of the ruined and burning positions by losses, lack of ammunition, and the failuAt Arnhem, the British 2nd Parachute Regiment held the north end of the key road bridge over the Rhine not for 24 hours for which it was equipped, but for 3 days and 4 nights Commanded by the author, they beat off repeated ard and infantry assaults by far greater numbers, until forced out of the ruined and burning positions by losses, lack of ammunition, and the failure of the whole Arnhem operation Their sacrifice stands as one of the most heroic defenses of all time General Frost s story is, in effect, that of the battalion His tale starts with the Iraq Levies and goes on the major airborne operations in which he took part Bruneval, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, Arnhem and continues with his experiences as a prisoner and the reconstruction of the battalion after the German surrender Though written with modesty and humor, the book is shot through with the fire and determination of the fighting solider, and throws important new light on many controversies, not only those of Arnhem This book is a major contribution to the literature of the last war.
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    1. Vikas Datta on said:

      Absolutely brilliant though Arnhem just occupies a small part, the rest of Gen Frost s life has been most exciting and absorbingly recounted

    2. Joan on said:

      My late father s copy of this book, complete with his personal annotations, in the margins, about his experiences as a member of the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.

    3. Kosie on said:

      A great personal and well written personal memoir of World War 2 John Frost fought or served on most fronts in the European and Mediterranean theaters during the war and it is interesting to read how life in the lines were all over Highly recommend this book for any World War 2 and Airborne enthusiast.

    4. John on said:

      A personal viewpoint of a true hero of this particular conflict The book feels a little as if it was written to cash in on the popularity of the conflict, rather than as a commitment to tell the history But hey that s no major criticism.His personal insights are real although you do question the memory of the man after some 40 years I understand that this was a key time in the lives of those that participated in them, but all the same I can recall my wedding day but not every detail Some blanks [...]

    5. Jason Freeze on said:

      A well conceived and executed book following Major General Frost s career during WWII and the birth of British airborne troops With the story coming from his perspective, it gives a great deal of insight into the planning and logistics side of the Airborne s role in Africa, Sicily, and finally at Arnhem This book really drives home the differences in preparedness and tactical advancement between the German forces and the Allied forces This book is well worth the time it takes to read and does no [...]

    6. Dr.J.G. on said:

      About Major General John Frost who was part of A Bridge Too Far, that is, Operation Market Garden, crossing the Rhine and capturing bridges at Arnhem and Nijmegen and so forth, which cost precious manpower in terms of soldiers killed or captured The author, Frost, was part of the paratroopers captured who spent the rest of the war as pow worth reading.

    7. Cyrus on said:

      A good read Interesting to read that the British press criticised the war effort when it didn t appear to be going well Great hearing a first hand account of the Arnhem battle.

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