A Quiet Little Boy Goes To
by Stan Procter
This is the second and much enhanced
edition produced at the request of Rite Time Publishing
, the sole selling agents, published in December 2004
with all roylaties going to the welfare funds of the
Royal Corps of Signals and 43rd Wessex Associations.
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A book based on extracts from the author's
diary from April 1942 to May 1945. The author spent
a year in London District Signals before posting to
214 Infantry Brigade which then joined the 43rd (Wessex
Division). The book covers his thoughts and experiences
during a long period of intensive training in Kent and
Sussex. In Normandy he spent three weeks as wireless
operator on Brigadier Essame's command vehicle before
transferred to the 1st Worcestershires Battalion as
battalion rear link to brigade headquarters. From then
on with 1st Worcestershires he experienced the campaign
on Hill 112, the dash to the Seine for the assault crossing
followed by 214 Brigade spear-heading the dash to Arnhem
with the Guards Armour Division. The winter on the German
threshold, the Rhineland battles, the Siegfried line,
the Reichswald, the Rhine crossing and the final weeks.
Here are some of the many comments
in praise of the book:
"I enjoyed it so much"
- Sir Dirk Bogarde
"Fascinating" - Serving
"Thank you for writing it"
- Descendent of John Evelyn
"Congratulations on your
excellent and well illustrated book" - Retired
Brigadier, former Chief Signals Officer - Northern
"I wanted it to go on and
on" - Military book expert at Waterstones,
and former public librarian.
"I have reached page 40 of
your book and am thoroughly enjoying it"
- Dr. Gordon Mitchell son of R.J. Mitchell Spitfire
Author's e-mail address - Stan
this book here!
The Fighting Wessex Wyverns.
by Patrick Delaforce, 1994. Alan Sutton, pb edn, 243pp,
35 ills, 9 maps. The 43rd Division, under the command
of Maj.-General Ivor Thomas was a formidable force in
Normandy and beyond. The Cornwalls, Dorsets, Hampshires,
Wiltshires and Worcesters made up the Division. This
book tells the story of the division's campaign in Northwest
Europe in the words of the soldiers who actually fought
with it. Here are first hand accounts of the landings
on the shores of Normandy, the battles for the River
Odon, Hill 112, Maltot and Mont Pincon. ISBN 0-7509-0772-X.
THE 43RD WESSEX DIVISION AT
WAR 1944-45. by Maj.-Gen. H. Essame, London
1952. William Clowes, 1st edn, 292pp, plates, illustrations,
folded maps. Caen, Noireau, the Seine, Nijmegen, the
Geilenkirchen offensive, the Roer triangle, the Rhine
Wyvern in North West Europe:
Short History of the 43rd Wessex by Anonymous,
112th (Wessex) Field Regiment
Royal Artillery TA by Douggie Goddard, Major
Eric Rankin, Captain James Vigers MC. Over 200 pages
of text, photographs, sketch maps and anecdotes. From
South East England to North West Germany, 1938-1946.
Can be obtained from Major Douglas Goddard MBE at 38
The Ridgeway, Wargrave-on-Thames, Berkshire RG10 8AS.
Assault Crossing The River
Seine by Ken Ford. ISBN 0715391739
Assault on Germany - The Battle
for Geilenkirchen by Ken Ford.
Hampshire Tigers; Story of the Royal
Hampshire Regiment, 1945-92; Perrett, Bryan
Regiment; Regimental Special; Chappell, Mike