Black Watch : liberating Europe and catching Himmler - my extraordinary WW2 with the Highland Division / Tom Renouf.
By: Renouf, Tom.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Little, Brown, 2011Description: 312 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408702727 (pbk.); 9781408702710 (hbk.).Subject(s): Renouf, Tom, 1925- | Great Britain. Army. Highland Division, 51st -- History | Great Britain. Army. Highland Light Infantry | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Scottish | World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- ScotlandDDC classification: 940.5412
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
As a 19-year old Black Watch conscript Tom Renouf's war began with some of the most vicious fighting of the conflict - against Himmler's fanatical 'Hitler Youth' SS Division. It ended with the capture of Himmler himself and Tom taking a trophy he still treasures - the Gestapo commander's watch.
Seriously wounded and later decorated with a Military Medal for gallantry, Tom Renouf witnessed the death and maiming of countless of his teenage comrades and saw the survivors transformed into grizzled veterans.
Tom Renouf draws on his own personal experiences - as well as his unique archive of interviews with veterans amassed over twenty years as secretary of the 51st Highland Division Veterans' Association - to paint a vivid picture of the Battle of Normandy, the liberation of Holland, the Battle of the Bulge and many more memorable WW2 events.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes bibliographical references and index. -As a 19-year old Black Watch conscript, Tom Renouf's war began with some of the most vicious fighting of the conflict - against Himmler's fanatical Hitler Youth SS Division.
As a 19-year old Black Watch conscript, Tom Renouf's war began with some of the most vicious fighting of the conflict - against Himmler's fanatical Hitler Youth SS Division.
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Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Maps (p. viii)
- Introduction (p. 1)
- 1 A Place Called St Valéry (p. 3)
- 2 The Highlanders Reborn (p. 38)
- 3 Back to France (p. 82)
- 4 Into Battle (p. 108)
- 5 Wounded (p. 133)
- 6 Going Dutch (p. 152)
- 7 Back to the Front (p. 191)
- 8 Into the Reich (p. 217)
- 9 Black Watch on the Rhine - Capturing Himmler (p. 257)
- About the Author (p. 297)
- Acknowledgements (p. 299)
- Select Bibliography (p. 301)
- Index (p. 303)