Jake Wardrop's Diary
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By George Forty
A limited print run of this book has been published exclusively for The Tank Museum to mark Jake Wardrop's remarkable story, as featured in our new World War II Exhibition.
The personal story of a British tank sergeant's war, from the fall of France in 1940, through the bloody campaigns against Rommel's forces in North Africa, the hard-fought drive up Italy, D-Day and the battles for France and the low countries, and the invasion of the German heartland itself.
George Forty, himself a veteran of the Korean War, uses Jake Wardrop's war diary as the basis for this first-hand tale of bravery. For the first time in its entirety, Jake Wardrop's tale is told, from defeat in 1940 to ultimate victory in 1945. Sadly, despite his bravery, Jake Wardrop was killed in action during the dying days of the war.
His diary is a reminder of the vicious fighting his, and the other tanks of 5 Royal Tank Regiment, took part in and it gives a unique personal insight into the Second World War. Wardrop's detailed record of each battle and action was compiled at the time and it has long remained in the possession of his mother, who was sent extracts from time to time as the war progressed. His diary serves as an exciting battlefield record of 5RTR.
Really interesting book. After reading Mark Urban's book on the regiment rather sad as you knew how it was going to end.
Great book, really informative. Impressive telling of the story.
I had read an earlier edition of this work, but as things do it seemed not to follow me after a move. Very glad to see it back, as it is an important account as it covers almost the whole war, save for the tragic ending. A most useful title for those wishing to track how experience of armoured warfare changed in the course of the war, especially for crewmen,