First hand account of life in the military during WWII,
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This review is from: Diary of a Red Devil: By Glider to Arnhem with the 7th King's Own Scottish Borderers (Kindle Edition)
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This was a diary of a British Army soldier during WWII. He does a great job of explaining what life was like, and how abnormal it could be at times. The author missed combat for around 4 years, which he didn't mind at all.
However, the result is then that he ends up as a glider trooper and his first combat is during Market-Garden. I'm astounded that the British would throw raw troops into that sort of situation. I would much rather be a paratrooper, than go in on a glider. The author also does a great job of expressing the confusion of the battle. I doubt that the Germans were afraid of the Airborne troops. I find it more likely that they didn't see a reason to stop a winning formula of snipers and shelling.
The prisoner experience is even more horrifying when you realize that the author had it good compared to Brits in Japanese POW camps. The murder of the German woman by the American soldiers shows how cheap human life was then.