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Captured at Arnhem: From Railwayman to Paratrooper


Tom Hicks' story begins when he joins the LMS straight from school and follows his early life on the railways in the 1930s, through enlistment, training as a paratrooper, wartime service, imprisonment and his return to the LMS as an engine driver. Tom volunteered for war service in 1939 and was initially placed in the military railway of the Royal Engineers. In search of adventure, he successfully applied to join the newly formed 1st Parachute Squadron of the Royal Engineers. The intensity and rigours of parachute training ...

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Captured at Arnhem: From Railwayman to Paratrooper
2014, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781783030330


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