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Without Tradition : 2 Para 1941-1945 - PEATLING ROBERT

Without Tradition

2 Para 1941-1945

Paperback Published: 16th January 2004
ISBN: 9781844151110
Number Of Pages: 254

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Without Tradition tells the story of the Second Battalion's five airborne operations behind enemy lines, in the words of fifty members. 2 Para's record was superb and the Battalion won the first two Battle Honours (Bruneval and Oudna) and a total of five out of the eleven Honours on the Regiment's Standard.
After the conclusion of the Tunisian campaign there followed the unpleasant but successful operation in Sicily and a short visit to Italy. The Brigade then returned to England and, after a frustrating wait with numerous aborted plans, was finally launched on the greatest and most celebrated airborne operation of them all - Arnhem, September 1944. The Battalion's performance during Operation Market Garden is legendary but, as this book amply demonstrates, it was the culmination of three year's battle experience. A major factor behind 2 Para's successes was the leadership of its Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel John D. Frost who never failed to inspire those under him by his example and character. Without Tradition is a record of, and a fitting tribute to, one of the most successful fighting units in the long and glorious history of the British Army.

ISBN: 9781844151110
ISBN-10: 1844151115
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 16th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.8  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.44