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The last gentleman of the SAS

The last gentleman of the SAS

Randall, John, author; Trow, M. J., author

John Randall looks at you with the same piercing blue-grey gaze he turned on SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Kramer, the commandant of the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, in 1945. Randall was the first Allied officer into the camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Randall is a modest man who hates injustice and brutality, the cornerstones of the Nazi regime, and is proud of the part he played in the downfall of the Third Reich. He cares equally passionately about his old regiments, Phantom and the SAS, and has fond memories of former comrades in both units and friends he made among the French underground movement, the Maquis. Now in his nineties, Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines, in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout the Second World War

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: John Randall and M.J. Trow
ISBN: 1780576676, 9781780576671
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, British.; Randall, John.; Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service Regiment, 1st.; World War, 1939-1945 Commando operations.; Great Britain. Army. GHQ Liaison Regiment.; Warfare and Defence.

Author note

After his wartime career,John Randallran a highly successful business training school and is now happily retired. Adored by his wife, children and grandchildren, he still has passionate feelings about the events of 79 years ago and is the quintessential English gentleman, a quiet man of integrity and with a steely resolve that has carried him through his long and fascinating life.

Mei Trowis a military historian who has recently ghostwrittenSurvivor, the story of Holocaust survivor Sam Pivnik (Hodder and Stoughton, 2012) andSurvivor on the River Kwai(Penguin, 2013). The author of 60 books, Mei's output has covered detective fiction, true crime and historical biography.