Fighting Through to Anzio: The Gordon Highlanders in the Second World War (6th Battalion and 1st London Scottish) (Hardcover)

Fighting Through to Anzio: The Gordon Highlanders in the Second World War (6th Battalion and 1st London Scottish) By Stewart Mitchell Cover Image

Fighting Through to Anzio: The Gordon Highlanders in the Second World War (6th Battalion and 1st London Scottish) (Hardcover)

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This is the inspiring story of two Gordon Highlanders Territorial Army battalions which saw action in some of the Second World War's fiercest battles.

After evacuation from Dunkirk, 6th Gordons fought in Tunisia in 1943, leading to the German surrender in North Africa. Following a spell in Iraq, the 1st London Scottish fought in Sicily and then the Battle of Monte Cassino where Private George Mitchell won his posthumous Victoria Cross, the most prestigious of the numerous gallantry awards to the men of both battalions.

In January 1944, the 6th Gordons were the first British battalion ashore at Anzio. While the landing was unopposed, the Germans mounted devastating counter-attacks but, despite almost 400 killed, wounded and captured, the Battalion heroically held on. The 1st London Scottish arrived to fight alongside their Regimental 'brethren' suffering equally heavy devastating casualties.

After the break-out, the Gordons pipe band led the liberation parade in Rome. Both battalions went on to fight up through Italy to smash the Gothic Line and eventual victory.
Product Details ISBN: 9781399058216
ISBN-10: 1399058215
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Publication Date: December 30th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English