1st Edition HB 1975
Paperback. Published in Germany in 1978 by "Goldmann Sachbuch".
ISBN number 3442111935. German language version
German version . Hardback. Published in 1976 by "Mittler".
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Hardback with dustjacket. First published in the UK in 1975 by "Thornton Cox Ltd.".
Printed by "The Anchor Press Ltd". Written by Maurice Tugwell.
A general overview of the Battle of Arnhem by a former paratrooper who served with
the 6th Airborne during WW2.
(Written in 1975) Maurice Tugwell is a career paratroop officer who has made a name for himself as
an author on military subjects.
He was born on the Isle of Wight in June 1925, the son of an Indian Army Officer.
He was educated at Bedford School and was fourteen when the Second World War began.
At seventeen he enlisted in the army and before his nineteenth birthday had become
a second lieutenant in the Parachute Regiment. He jumped with the 6th Airborne Division
in operation Varsity as a platoon commander.
Post-war soldiering has taken him to Palestine, Malaya, Cyprus, Arabia, Kenya and Germany.
In most of these countries he was involved in military action against insurgents,
experiences which led to his first book The Unquiet Peace, published in 1957.
Subsequently he returned to Israel as the guest of the IDF's Parachute Brigade.
Most of his career has been with parachute troops and as a Lt.Colonel he commanded
the Parachute Regiments depot at Aldershot. He is a graduate of the Joint
Services Staff College.
In 1962 he was promoted to full Colonel and sent to Northern Ireland, being subsequently
appointed a CBE for his work there.
In 1971 his second book Airborne to Battle was published by William Kimber.
This was the result of his studies of the development of airborne warfare.
Most recently he has been in Teheran, but was due to return to a new post in the
rank of Brigadier about the time of the publication of this book.