An Active Service: The Story of a Soldier's Life in the Grenadier Guards and SAS, 1935-58

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An Active Service traces a young Sid Dowland from civilian life into the tough environment of the Guards Depot in the 1930s and then on to a Guards service Battalion in London and pre-war Egypt. The outbreak of war found Sid taking part in the retreat to Dunkirk and then service in North Africa before volunteering for the SAS. Captured after a disastrous raid in Sardinia, he escaped from a POW camp in Italy before making it back to England. The end of the war did not signal peace as the Guards were sent into action in ...

An Active Service: The Story of a Soldier's Life in the Grenadier Guards and SAS, 1935-58 2009, Helion & Company, Solihull

ISBN-13: 9781906033484

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