Fighting Brigadier

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An early volunteer for the new airborne forces, James Hill's conspicuous courage in action saw him badly wounded several times during the Second World War. This biography reviews the life and career of the much-decorated soldier who commanded the 1st Parachute Battalion in North Africa in 1942 and the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy in June 1944, where he was responsible for the crucial capture of Pegasus Bridge and other key strategic objectives on D-Day.

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Fighting Brigadier

Fighting Brigadier

The Life and Campaigns of Brigadier James Hill DSO MC

Hardback224pp Illustrated

9781848842144     Product Code: 220138

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An early volunteer for the new airborne forces, James Hill's conspicuous courage in action saw him badly wounded several times during the Second World War. This biography reviews the life and career of the much-decorated soldier who commanded the 1st Parachute Battalion in North Africa in 1942 and the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy in June 1944, where he was responsible for the crucial capture of Pegasus Bridge and other key strategic objectives on D-Day.

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