Rifleman - New edition - A Frontline Life from the Battles of Alamein and Arnhem to the Bombing of Dresden
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
'Victor Gregg is the most remarkable spokesman for the war generation' Dan Snow
'A classic' Mail on Sunday
'Astonishing' James Holland
Born in 1919, Victor Gregg enlisted in the Rifle Brigade aged just eighteen and began a life of adventure. A soldier throughout the Second World War, he saw action across North Africa, was a driver for the Long Range Desert group and fought at the battle of Alamein. Taken into captivity at the Battle of Arnhem in 1944, he was sentenced to death for sabotaging a Dresden factory; he escaped only when the Allies' infamous air raid blew apart his prison and very soon encountered the advancing Red Army. Revised and expanded with exclusive new material in time for Gregg's 100th birthday, Rifleman is the extraordinary story of an independent-minded and quick-witted survivor.