Everything on this website is the product of my own work, but this project would not have been possible without the excellent reference material that I have listed below.


Airborne Armour, by Keith Flint, published by Helion & Company Limited, 2004

Allied Infantry Weapons of World War Two, by Terry Gander, published by The Crowood Press Ltd., 2000

Armageddon, by Max Hastings, published by Macmillan, 2004

Bounce the Rhine, by Charles Whiting, published by Leo Cooper, 1985

By Air to Battle, prepared for the Air Ministry by the Ministry of Information, Crown Copyright, 1945

Call to Arms, by General Sir Richard Gale, published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 1968

Clash by Night, by Derek Mills-Roberts, published by William Kimber and Co. Limited, 1956

Commando, by Brigadier Durnford-Slater DSO and Bar, published by William Kimber & Co. Ltd., 1953

"Go To It!" The Illustrated History of the 6th Airborne Division, by Peter Harclerode, published by Caxton Editions, 2000

"Go To It" The Story of the 3rd Parachute Squadron, R.E., by Major J. S. R. Shave, M.C., R.E., published by The Airborne Engineers Association, 2003

Honour To The Airborne, Part 1 & 2, by David Buxton, published by Elmdon Publishing, 1985

Operation Plunder, by Tim Saunders, published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2008

Operation Varsity, by Tim Saunders, published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2008

Over the Rhine, by Brian Jewell, published by Spellmount Ltd., 1985

Para! Fifty Years of the Parachute Regiment, by Peter Harclerode, published by BCA, 1992

Prisoners of War Armies and Other Land Forces of The British Empire 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Prisoners of War British Army 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Prisoners of War Naval And Air Forces of Great Britain and The Empire 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Pure Poett, by General Sir Nigel Poett, published by Leo Cooper, 1991

The Devil's Own Luck, by Denis Edwards, published by Leo Cooper, 1999

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Chronicle, Vol. IV 1944 to 1945, edited by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir J.E.H. Neville, Br., MC, published by Gale and Polden Limited 1954

The Red Beret, by Hilary St. George Saunders, published by Michael Joseph Ltd., 1950

The Rhine Crossing: 9th US Army and 17th US Airborne, by Andrew Rawson, published by Pen and Sword Books Ltd., 2006

The Rhine Crossings 1945, by Ken Ford, published by Osprey Publishing

The Rifles Are There, by David Orr and David Truesdale, published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2005

The World At War, by Mark Arnold-Forster, published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1973


Photographs were scanned from the above books. Ownership has been acknowledged on each photograph where it is known. If you happen to be the owner of a photograph on this site which is not credited as such, please get in touch with me and I will correct this immediately.


17th Airborne Division Order of Battle courtesy of Brooke Blades.


Special thanks to Alan Hartley and Mark Stevenson.