A Distant Drum: War Memories of the Intelligence Officers of the 5th Bn. Coldstream Guards 1950 Capt J. Pereira ~World War II ~British Army


Title: A Distant Drum: War Memories of the Intelligence Officers of the 5th Bn. Coldstream Guards

Author: Capt. J. [Jocelyn] Pereira / With a Foreword by General Sir Charles Loyd, Colonel Coldstream Guards

Description: Second impression, November 1950. Boards in blue cloth stamped in silver, with Coldsteam Guards' badge on front cover. Clean and unmarked. 12 illustrations from photographs, including frontispiece, on plates. Three fold-out color maps at rear. Dust jacket lightly worn at spine ends (tape over tail); rear panel shows some general soiling; price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. xiii, 213 pages.

World War II memoir of Capt. Jocelyn Philip Pereira (1920-1985), the Coldstream Guards' 5th Battalion's Intelligence Officer, who fought with the regiment from Normandy to Cuxhaven.

Foreword by the Colonel of the Regiment.
[1] Goodbye, England.
[2] Normandy.
[3] Normandy continued.
[4] Brussels.
[5] Belgium.
[6] Holland.
[7] Winter.
[8] The Rhineland.
[9] Germany.
--Roll of Honour,
--Orders of Battle,
--Citations of Awards,
--Farewell Address.

The three fold-out color maps at rear show th Operational Routes of the 5th Battalion 1944-45 and its battles in Normandy and Rhineland.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Gale & Polden Ltd.
Place: Aldershot
Year: 1950

Keywords: World War II, WWII, memoir,

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