1st Edition UK 1963
Paperback. Published in 1976 by "Fontana". Printer N/K. ISBN number 0006345522
Hardback with dustjacket. First published in the UK in 1963 by "Harvill Press Ltd.".
Printed by "Collins Clear-Type Press". Written by Graeme Matthew Warrack(1913-1985).
No ISBN number.
Warrack was the Senior Medical Officer of the 1st Airborne Division when it dropped
at Arnhem. After the drop he ran a prison hospital at Apeldoorn in the North of
Holland till the last of the allied wounded were evacuated to Germany, then,
believing the British forces would soon overrun the area, he hid from the Germans
and later broke out, travelling by dark through enemy territory until he,
with the help of the Dutch resistance, reached allied lines.
Graeme Warrack was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Trinity College Glenalmond;
qualified in Medicine and Dentistry in Edinburgh and also studied at the
University of Pennsylvania.
As soon as he was eligible he joined the Territorial Army and at the outbreak
of WW2 was a Company Commander in the 7th/9th Royal Scots (a TA Battalion).
In 1940 he was transferred to the R.A.M.C. In 1942 he was with the Airborne Division
which served in Sicily, Italy and Arnhem.
Retired from the Army and started a practice in Edinburgh as general practitioner.
Served on in the TA (Chief Medical Adviser to the TA Council).
Honorary Colonel, 144th Parachute Field Ambulance RAMC (V), 10.01.1969-10.01.1979.
Chairman, Edinburgh, Lothians and Peebles Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, 1962.
Deputy Lieutenant, Edinburgh, 21.11.1963; President, Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland,
1967. Honorary Physician to the Queen, 29.07.1958-29.07.1960. Member of Queen's Body Guard
for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers); Chairman, Royal British Legion, Scotland, 1981-1984.
Published: Travel by dark: after Arnhem (1963).
Warrack was married with three children and enjoyed swimming, golf, foreign travel
and was a keen amateur photographer.