[EPUB] ✸ Rifleman: A Front-Line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall By Victor Gregg – Tactical-player.co.uk

My favourite autobiographies are the ones that make your eyebrows rise and your heart pound Victor Gregg s book is absolutely one of them from his tough beginnings in Bloomsbury to the Desert War to Dresden to his difficult post war transition and succession of peculiar Cold War jobs, he has lived the type of life that begs to be read about The descriptions of combat in the desert are vivid and frightening, and you can see how his hard upbringing provides the psychological bedrock of the cussed and dynamic rifleman The descriptions of Dresden are horrible, and his own take on the bombing of that city is clear for anybody to agree or disagree with I found the post war involvement with the Russians to be a difficult read there was something evasive about the way it is told, which I suppose fits in with his own retrospective and sad assessment of how much he was affected by the transition from rifleman to civvie All in all, a terrific book and full of telling perspectives relevant to so many aspects of the 20th century. To me this read as an honest, heart felt account of one man s personal experience of the horrors people inflicted on each other, yet still the lessons have not been learnt I had heard talk from people who were witness to Dresden, one a British pilot, and now this account from Rifleman Gregg It made me ashamed of the powers that were, on both sides, for enabling these atrocities to happen.Whilst living in France I visited O rador sur Glan and many other places damaged by the wars and the scars are omnipresent Say what you like about the French, from what I have read, seen and been told, they did the best they could under German occupation.Rarely are the instigators of war on the front line, tucked safely away in bunkers or safe houses Those who would wage war should be put in an arena to fight amongst themselves perhaps they would work harder at a diplomatic solution given this option This would save millions of lives, heartaches, time and money. A good read How fate can intervene when you live your life day by day I think its refreshing to read the wartime memories of an ordinary infantryman And what memories they are Rifleman Gregg s experiences read like an improbable Hollywood movie, where the American G.I is always the hero Here though we have a genuine British gallant who had seen it all, done it all, and lived to a ripe old age to record his adventures for posterity.While Victor has laid down before us his experiences of his 10 army service that encapsulated the Second World War, for a man in his 90s he must view his distant past like looking through a distant mirror Almost as if it was another life He is probably as surprised by the bravery shown by some of his escapades as his readers are thinking how they would respond given the same challenges to their levels of courage and endurance.As a keen fan of military histories, this one of the best books on the subject I have read lately Thoroughly recommended. Victor Gregg is the sort of bloke you would stay well away from He passed through some of the most vicious campaigns in North Africa and Europe physically unscathed Captured at Arnhem he ended up condemned to death in Dresden, before making friends with the Russians Everyone around him took a bullet, bomb, or mortar round and Victor cleaned it all up and soldiered on His reflections on the stupidity of those in power and the ravages of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are spot on Highly intelligent, utterly observant, Gregg tells his story with clear, unembellished language and you just know it is all true The chapters covering his postwar career are pretty staggering too. Completely Fascinating This Feels Like One Of The Last Voices Of A Vital Generation For The First Hand Account Of The Dresden Fire Bombing Alone, This Is Gripping Reading It Has An Immediate Power Throughout That Makes War Fiction A Pale Shadow Of The Real Thing Conn Iggulden Second World War Memoirs Are Commonplace, But Very Few Soldiers Had Victor Gregg S Breadth And Depth Of Experience Rifleman Is A Thrilling Story Of A Young Man In Extraordinary Circumstances Yet What Makes Gregg S Story So Enthralling Is How He Was Shaped By His Wartime Experiences And Primed An Eventful And Dangerous Life Behind The Iron Curtain Rifleman Is An Outstanding Book That Deserves To Become A Classic Lloyd Clark, Author Of Arnhem Many People Performed Extraordinary Feats Of Bravery And Lived Through An Astonishing Array Of Campaigns During The Long Years Of The Second World War, Yet Few Can Have Seen Action Than Rifleman Victor Gregg His Hugely Entertaining And Often Moving Memoir Is As Action Packed As Any Fiction, And Yet This Is No Novel Gregg S Adventures Were Real His Is Truly An Astonishing Story James Holland, Author Of The Battle Of Britain And Fortress Malta Gregg S Description Of The Bombing Of Dresden Is Possibly One Of The Most Shocking Accounts Of Warfare You Will Ever Read His Memoir Is A Gripping Life Story An Incident Packed Account Of Heartache, Violence And Cunning By A Man Whose Will To Survive And Unbreakable Optimism Are A True Inspiration IndependentThe Astonishing Life Of A Young Working Class Man Who Fought Throughout The Second World War From Alamein To The Invasion Of Sicily, Was Captured At Arnhem And As A POW Survived The Allied Bombing Raid On Dresden Rifleman: A Front-Line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

About the Author: Victor Gregg

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