After 6 years of preparation it is finally finished: the illustrated autobiography of Don Gillate, an 8th Rifle Brigade and 11th Armoured Division veteran I first met in 1999. Don recorded his experiences in the early 1990s. I have edited and researched his story, been in touch with his wartime platoon commander - who was kind enough to write the foreword to the book - and collected some 150 original photos and contemporary maps (in colour) to illustrate Don’s story. The book measures 7.0” by 10.0” is in full colour and has 276 pages. For a preview of the first 30 pages (use "Extract" button) or if you want to buy one or more copies, please take a look at the publisher's site at https://tredition.co.uk/publish-boo...8th-Rifle-Brigade-from-Normandy-to-the-Baltic . Quite soon now the book will also be available through your local bookshop or through Amazon. The hard cover version comes at £ 24.99 (ISBN 978-3-7439-9791-2) and also paper back (£ 19.99) and eBook (£ 3.99) versions are available.