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Not Many of Us Left - CARLING, Hugh

J & KHP, 1998, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. Slightly creased at top corner of lower wrap and last few pages. A nice copy of an uncommon book.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. Hugh Carling was born in South Shields in January, 1914, the son of a soldier. After a number of years selling fire extinguishes and then with the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals before the war Hugh made an unsuccessful bid to join the RAF as a pilot. Hugh joined the Royal Army Service Corps in March 1940 and was sent as a driver to the 13th Troop Carrying Company based at Felixstowe. Promoted to Lance Corporal, he was posted to Libya where he saw action with the 7th Armoured Division under Wavell during the first part of the North African Campaign. Hugh was a Sergeant and Second Pilot, trained for the pre D-Day assault near Caen, now popularly known as Pegasus Bridge. at the last moment he and his captain did not go and was left with a feeling of anti-climax. However, the army already had plans for his future… Operations 'Market Garden', better known as Arnhem and 'Varsity', the Rhine crossing.

Size: Other / Oversized Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
ISBN: 1900511940

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