Only the Enemy in Front

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This truly was an elite force; the standard reconnaissance battalion carried twice as much firepower as its infantry counterpart. They were everywhere, and always at the spearhead, from Singapore to the Western Desert, Italy, Burma, at Arnhem, and on into Germany. Using personal reminiscences and war diaries, Richard Doherty provides the only narrative of the men Sir Arthur Bryant characterized as "intelligent, enterprising, brave, enduring, and highly skilled."


Historian, writer and broadcaster Richard Doherty has numerous published articles and eighteen books to his credit, including None Bolder: The History of the 51st Highland Division in the Second World War. He has researched and presented several highly acclaimed series for BBC Radio Ulster as well as researching and presenting TV programmes on the Battle of the Boyne. A member of military historical societies in the UK, Ireland and the USA, he is a trustee on the Regimental Museum of the Royal Irish Fusiliers and of the Royal Irish Regimental Museum.