Patrick Delaforce

Patrick Delaforce

Patrick Delaforce

Patrick Delaforce was educated at Winchester College. During the Second World War, aged 17, he was in Churchill's Home Guard and witnessed the London Blitz of 1940 and 1941. Later he served as a troop leader in Normandy with the Royal Horse Artillery of the 11th Armoured Division.

Hitler's Wehrmacht blew him up with their mines in Holland, and he was again wounded by a rifle grenade on the banks of the River Elbe. He was with the first battle group into Bergen- Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, was twice mentioned in despatches, and was awarded the Bronze Cross of Orange-Nassau.

In autumn 1945 he served on a War Crimes Tribunal in Hamburg and tried many concentration camp guards. Finally, he was an official British Army of the Rhine witness when Mr Albert Pierrepoint, the British hangman, executed 13 convicted war criminals in Hameln on 13 December 1945.

After leaving the army, he worked as a port wine shipper and ran an advertising agency in New York, before becoming a professional writer, mainly on historical and military subjects. 40 books by him have been published with 100 editions. Fonthill Media are publishing 6 of his titles.


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Adolf Hitler: The Curious and Macabre Anecdotes

Product no.: 978-1-78155-073-1

Anecdotes of the Führer presented in a unique and compelling manner.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 50 illustrations

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The Fighting Wessex Wyverns: From Normandy to Bremerhaven with the 43rd Wessex Division

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The Story of the Fighting Yellow Devils.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 240 pages • 50 b&w photographs

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Winston Churchill: The Great Man's Life in Anecdotes

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A book that captures the essence of the man from an astonishing range of perspectives.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 80 b/w photographs

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The Polar Bears: From Normandy to the Relief of Holland with the 49th Division

Product no.: 978-1-78155-072-4

The Polar Bears was the nickname of the 49th Infantry Division of the British XXX Corps, which arrived in Normandy in August 1944 and fought their way into Holland.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 90 b/w photographs

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Monty's Rhine Adventure: War and Peace September 1944 NW Europe

Product no.: 978-1-78155-329-9


Monty’s greatest gamble required the whole of the British Army, the Canadian Army and two American Airborne Divisions to fight their way to liberate Holland and reach the River Rhine.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 288 pages • 164 b/w photographs

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Monty's Northern Legions: 50th Northumbrian and 15th Scottish Divisions at War 1939–1945

Product no.: 978-1-78155-399-2


The story of how 50th Northumbrian and 15th Scottish Divisions from the North of England and Scotland helped turn the war – first in North Africa then in Europe after D-Day.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 208 pages • 63 black-and-white photographs

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Onslaught on Hitler's Rhine: Operations Plunder and Varsity, March 1945

Product no.: 978-1-78155-441-8

The Story of Operations Plunder and Varsity, Monty's highly successful and often misunderstood swansong.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 240 pages - 194 black-and-white photographs and maps

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The Fourth Reich and Operation Eclipse

Product no.: 978-1-78155-400-5

Details the final weeks of the Second World War, including the surrender of Germany and the liberation of much of Europe.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 320 pages - 119 black-and-white photographs

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The Invasion of Hitler's Third Reich

Product no.: 978-1-78155-325-1


The Thrilling story of Operation Eclipse – which reclaimed German-occupied Europe in the last few months of World War Two...

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 75 b/w photographs

 

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