A Drop Too Many - John FrostLondon: Buchan & Enright, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine.
2nd (revised) edition, first published 1980. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “Hailed as a classic on its publication in 1980, the demand for General Frost’s memoirs has been considerable. Out of print for some 18 months now, this magnificent and highly regarded book is at last available again, and now in an enlarged edition.
No one who has read of Arnhem can have failed to have been inspired by the gallantry of the 2nd Parachute Regiment, which held the north end of the road bridge over the Rhine not for the 24 hours for which it was equipped, but for 3 days and 4 nights. Commanded by the then Lt-Col Frost, they beat off repeated armoured and infantry assaults by far greater numbers, until forced out of their ruined and burning positions by losses, lack of ammunition, and the failure of the whole Arnhem operation. Their sacrifice stands as one of the most heroic defences of all time.
General Frost’s story is, in effect, that of the battalion. His tale starts with the Iraq Levies and goes on to the major airborne operations in which he took part — Bruneval, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, Arnhem — and continues with his experiences as a prisoner and the reconstruction of the battalion after the German surrender.
Though written with modesty and humour, the book is shot through with the fire and determination of the fighting soldier, and throws important new light on many controversies, not only those of Arnhem. Now with three additional chapters, this book is a major contribution to the literature of the last war.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 271 pages.