Herbert Haddrell's 43 Days of Battle
History Press 2009
Paperback 160pp Illustrated
9780752451695   Product Code: 99403
The 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division arrived in Normandy 16 days after D-Day and over the following month fought their way to the west of Caen. This book tells the story through Bert Haddrell's experience as Company Runner until 3 August, when he was seriously injured during Operation Bluecoat. Using battalion records and Bert's own recollections, it traces his Second World War service from joining up in Bristol to his return to 'blighty' and demobilization.