Straight from the Horsas mouth

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  1. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Hi all.....

    I was wondering...does anyone on the forum have a copy of the above book by Ted Holds? is it a good read? also there are a couple of things i would like to look up in it...me and Korps Steiner want to get hold of a copy...


    Many thanks, Donnie
     
  2. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Hello mate,

    Haven't got in touch with Ted but another vet friend who was with the 2 Ox and Bucks has a copy so i'll get to see it in the nect couple of days,

    regards

    Paul
     
  3. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    excellant....paul

    Well let me know how it goes...

    Thanks, Donnie
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  5. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    nice one O........umm well if the book contains what i hope it does then a purchase will be in order...

    Thanks, Donnie
     
  6. teletypeman

    teletypeman Senior Member

    Has anyone read a book titled "Straight from the Horsa's Mouth" by Ted Hold?
    Does he go into any detail about Normandy? Can you tell me what unit he was assigned to?
    Thanks
    Ttyman
     
  7. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

  8. Tony Hold

    Tony Hold New Member

    Just joined ww2talk.
    Ted Hold was my Dad and I helped him prepare his book for publication. He was a Signalman with 6th AB Div HQ throughout the war, Ranville 03:25 D-Day by Horsa, Ardennes Xmas 1944, Rhine crossing by Horsa, advance across Europe to the Baltic and finally Palestine. Google “Ted Hold Normandy” for photos and articles also “Cornwall Normandy Veterans” for his meeting with HRH Duchess of Cornwall and subsequent interview at Ranville in 2014. Any questions please ask. My Dad passed away August 2017.
     
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  9. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Hi
    Did your dad ever write anything about the Rhine crossing?
    The Kopenhof farm was used for 6 AB Div HQ on Op Varsity, I’m friends with the current owners!

    Alex
     
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  10. Tony Hold

    Tony Hold New Member

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    He didn’t mention the farm by name but ended the day at one so that was probably it. I’m going to send you the five pages he wrote about the Rhine.
     
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  11. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tony.
    I have just ordered a copy of the book that I found online.
    Will take a while to get here so thanks for those pages, much appreciated.

    Alex
     
  12. Tony Hold

    Tony Hold New Member

    Hope you enjoy it.
     
  13. Aeronut

    Aeronut Junior Member

    That passage just confirms that Glider Pilots really were the 'Total Soldiers' as expected of them from the formation of the GPR. Just look at the roles he carried out; Pilot, Medic, Radio Mech, Sapper, Cook and Bomb disposal, all done whilst also expecting to operate as an infantryman.
     
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