Black Watch by Tom Renouf
Liberating Europe and Catching Himmler – My Extraordinary WW2 with the Highland Division

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As a 19-year old Black Watch conscript Tom Renouf?s war began with some of the most vicious fighting of the conflict - against Himmler?s fanatical `Hitler Youth? SS Division. It ended with the capture of Himmler himself and Tom taking a trophy he still treasures - the Gestapo commander?s watch. Seriously wounded and later decorated with a Military Medal for gallantry, Tom Renouf witnessed the death and maiming of countless of his teenage comrades and saw the survivors transformed into grizzled veterans. Tom Renouf draws on his own personal experiences - as well as his unique archive of interviews with veterans amassed over twenty years as secretary of the 51st Highland Division Veterans? Association - to paint a vivid picture of the Battle of Normandy, the liberation of Holland, the Battle of the Bulge and many more memorable WW2 events.
 

About Tom Renouf

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After the war, Dr Renouf lectured at military college for ten years before becoming a physics lecturer at Edinburgh University.
 
Published April 28, 2011 by Little, Brown Book Group. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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In one instance a tank commander slipped on the firing mechanism and fired off a premature air-burst round, destroying the squad he was supposed to be covering.

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