1st Edition HB 1994
Hardback with dustjacket. First published in the UK in 1994 by "Avon Books". Printer N/K.
Written by Reg Curtis. ISBN number 1897960786.
This book describes the author's experiences whilst serving with the 1st Battalion
Parachute Regiment including the Battle of Arnhem. His many valiant comrades of all
ranks vividly come to life in these pages, and the book is a hearty celebration of them all,
both living and dead. Veterans will turn these pages with pride, and succeeding generations
will thank providence that Reg Curtis and his inestimable friends fought with such complete
disregard for their own safety on behalf of our civilisation.
Reg Curtis joined the Grenadier Guards in 1937. He had originally thought that he would
spend four years with the Colours before fulfilling his ambition to serve in the City
of London Police. This was not to be, and soon after the outbreak of war he found himself
serving in the perilous forward positions of the Maginot Line. After a footslog across
France and Belgium he came back to England via Dunkirk. It was then that he volunteered
for the Para Commando, and after many experimental parachute drops and a vigorous course
to toughen up the body and sharpen the thinking, he was successively dropped into
North Africa, Italy, Sicily and finally Arnhem in Holland.
2nd Edition HB 1998 Avon Books ISBN= 1860338062