An Englishman at War: The Wartime Diaries of Stanley Christopherson DSO MC & Bar 1939-1945
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Co-founder and program director of the Chalke Valley History Festival, he has his own collection at the Imperial War Museum, and is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. . The author of Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and Fortress Malta, he has also written nine works of historical fiction. Stanley Christopherson trained to be a lawyer before joining the Sh
"Personal experiences of WWII" according to E. Anthony Newton. This is a unique account of the wartime British army as seen by a very junior young officer who rises to command a brigade over six years of constant service with only one, Personal experiences of WWII This is a unique account of the wartime British army as seen by a very junior young officer who rises to command a brigade over six years of constant service with only one, 30 day, leave. As a foreigner, I learned a lot about British social mores.. 0 day, leave. As a foreigner, I learned a lot about British social mores.
He took part in all thirty battle honours, and collected a Distinguished Service Order, two Military Crosses and an American Silver Star, as well as being Mentioned in Despatches four times. From the outbreak of war in September 1939 all the way to the smouldering ruins of Berlin in 1945, via Palestine, Tobruk, El Alamein, D-Day, Nijmegen and the crossing of the Rhine, An Englishman at War is a unique first-person account of the Second World War.The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Stanley Christopher’s regiment, went to war as amateurs, equipped with courage but very little else, and ended up one of the most experienced, highly trained and most valued armoured units in the British Army. Their journey through the war, learning through mistakes and tragedy as well as from a determined desire to improve, can, in many ways, be seen to reflect the experience of the British Army as a whole. His is an extraordinary story.. From Alamein onwards, the Sherwood Rangers were in the vanguard of almost every action in which they took part, and over the course of the conflict, they amassed an astonishing thirty battle honours. Christopherson himself was to rise from a junior subaltern to become the commanding officer of the regiment soon after the D-Day landings
• "An astonishing record There is no other wartime diary that can match the scope of these diaries, that can demonstrate the range of command within a British regiment, or that touches on so many of the key engagements of the British Army during the Second World War. Quite simply, there is nothing like it, and the opportunity to publish a complete narrative of the war, such as these diaries represent, will almost certainly never arise again." --James Holland