Books And Other Web Sites



During the construction of this web site I have referred to many sources of information. The information below may be of help to others in seek information of their own.





The Desert Rats

Robin Neillands

Villers-Bocage - Through The Lens

Daniel Taylor

Churchill's Desert Rats

Patrick Delaforce

Churchill's Desert Rats 2

Patrick Delaforce

Caen Anvil Of Victory

Alexander McKee


Michael Carver


C. E. Lucas Philips

Purnell's History of the Second World War


Purnell's - Weapons and Warfare


Alamein Jon Latimer
The Desert War 1940 - 1942 The Imperial War Museum
Springboks in Armour Harry Klein
Taming The Panzers (Monty's Tank Battalions, 3rd RTR at War) Patrick Delaforce
The History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery -
The Years of Defeat 1939-41
Gen Sir Martin Farndale
The Desert Rats - The 7th Armoured Division in World War II Major-General C. L. Vernery
History of DD (Jerboa) Battery Royal Horse Artillery (October 1941 to May 1945) Gale and Polden
...And Then The Music Stopped Playing Ken Ward
A Desert Rats Scrapbook Peter Fogg
Live Respected Die Regretted: Gerald Milner's Letters To Eva 1941-1946 (Parts 1 & 2) John Milner
From Gazala to Tunis: 442 days in the life of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade Phillip Harding
War Dairies of: 
3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery 4th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
5th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery 102nd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery/Royal Artillery (Northumberland Hussars)
106th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (Lancashire Hussars) 15th (IOM) LAA Regiment
65th Anti-Tank Regiment (Norfolk Yeomanry) RA
3rd (King;s Own) Hussars 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
8th (King's Own Irish) Hussars 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)
1st Royal Tank Regiment 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
5th Royal Tank Regiment 6th Royal Tank Regiment
7th Royal Tank Regiment 44th Royal Tank Regiment
Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars 3rd County of London Yeomanry
4th County of London Yeomanry 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars
1/5th Bn Queen's Royal Regiment 1/6th Bn Queen's Royal Regiment
1/7th Bn Queen's Royal Regiment 1st Bn The Rifle Brigade
2nd Bn The Rifle Brigade 21, 621 & 210 Field Squadron, Royal Enginners
4th Armoured Brigade 7th Armoured Brigade
Support Group, 7th Armoured Division No. 3 Support Company, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
No. 58 Company RASC No. 67 Company RASC
No. 507 Company RASC 'C' Battery Royal Horse Artillery.
'D' Battery Royal Horse Artillery. 'G' Battery (Mercers Troop.) Royal Horse Artillery.
'F' (Sphinx) Battery, Royal Horse Artillery 'J' Battery Royal Horse Artillery.
'K' Battery Royal Horse Artillery. 'M' Battery Royal Horse Artillery.
'CC' Battery Royal Horse Artillery.


 Other Web sites of interest

In addition to the web sites listed against each regiment, I have found the following of interest;

Victoria Cross Web site

Friend Tracker for the Royal Artillery

The Little-Known Story of Percy Hobart

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum - Duxford

The Veterans Agency

Lee-Enfield Rifles

Bren .303in Mark I Light Machine Gun

The Vickers Machine Gun

British Artillery in World War Two

Michael Wittmann

A DESERT RAT'S STORY - Memoirs of Edward "Ted" Hartland

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

World War Two Medals London Gazette On Line The War Graves Photographic Project
Help for Heroes Captured: The 65th Anniversary of D-Day on the Normandy Beaches NGVFA Website

Holts Battlefield Tours

The Battle of Normandy

The D-Day Landings

The History Place: Timeline

Normandy Allies

D-Day Museum Portsmouth UK

Normandy Invasion Maps

D-Day 6th June 1944 

Normandy 1944 (Then and now)

Normandie 44 Memoire Normandie 60 Memoire   Normandy 1944- 2009

The Royal Artillery 1939-45

Morris Light Vehicles

Wireless For The Warrior Web Museum

Regimental Associations British Artillery In World War 2 Coleraine Battery LAA
The Italian Campaign WW2Collection Signed and Rare Books Operation Blackcock
Trailer for Gladiators of WW2 - The Desert Rats. (VEOH Site) You Tube footage of Operation Market Garden air fleet and Desert Rats entering Oosterhout, The Netherlands Index of British and Commonwealth Army Officers
Britain's Vehicle Index Winston Churchill's War Speeches Order of Battles Web Database
Account of 5 RHA at Villers-Bocage and during the Battle of the Brigade Box, June 1944, on the BBC Peoples War website. Memoirs of a British Soldier: 4th County of London Yeomanry and 1st Royal Tank Regiment, on BBC Peoples War Website. Fighting in Bocage Country, Normandy, on BBC People War website.
German Surrender, on BBC Peoples War website. D-Day Memoires from the BBC Three Counties Radio From Les Dinning 4th CLY & 1st RTR Western Desert - Battlefield Tours
Royal Gloucester Hussars Museum RASC and RCT Association Queen's Royal Regiment - Living History Group
2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry in WWW2 website Route to Victory 1st Bn The Rifle Brigade (Re-enactment Group)
War Veterans Online Archive WWII, a British Focus
WWII memories, armour War Diaries, Cairo, Termoli, Primasole
Polish WW2 website
Sgt Charles Bull 5th Royal Tank Regiment (Tutbury Remembrance) Historic Newspapers A brief History of the development of Armoured Cars.
Memoires of John Liverman (K Bty 5 RHA)  Rats of Tobruk Association Sidi Rezegh - The New Zealander's Story
Normandy Battlefield Tour Operation Perch Liveth For Evermore


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