The Resource 'Oft in danger' : The life and campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, Jonathon Riley

'Oft in danger' : The life and campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, Jonathon Riley

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'Oft in danger' : The life and campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley
Title
'Oft in danger'
Title remainder
The life and campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley
Statement of responsibility
Jonathon Riley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the biography of the most distinguished field commander of modern times, who turned to scholarship and writing at an early stage of his career and pursued both professional military life and historical study in parallel. In later life he also took to broadcasting and commentating. Half his military life was spent abroad on operations and his career spanned the period from the Second World War, in which he served as a platoon and company commander, winning the MC in Greece and being mentioned in despatches, and then the campaign in Palestine. He fought in the Korean War, during which he was at the Imjin River - where he won his first DSO - and then spent three years as a prisoner of the Chinese Emergency during which he made six escape attempts, was beaten, starved and tortured. He then served in Cyprus, at Suez and in the intervention in Jordan. He commanded 3 Para in the Radfan, where he won his second DSO. He then served in Borneo and was later the first Commander Land Forces in Northern Ireland. He ended his military career as Commander-in-Chief of NATO's Northern Region. Understanding Farrar-Hockley the soldier is impossible without also understanding Farrar-Hockley the scholar; the reverse is also true. He was never a stranger to controversy- Margaret Thatcher valued his candid advice because, as she said to him, 'you tell me things I didn't know'; and he never walked away from a fight in his life. He was a man of redoubtable character and huge achievements, an inspirational leader and commander in peace and war, at every level
Biography type
individual biography
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Riley, J. P.
Dewey number
355.0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Farrar-Hockley, Anthony
  • Generals
  • Great Britain
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'Oft in danger' : The life and campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, Jonathon Riley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.`The Spirit of Adventure': Farrar-Hockley's Early Life and Schooling, 1923-1939 -- 2.`Half-way to Being a Soldier': Joining Up, 1941-1942 -- 3.`Jumping thro' the hole': The 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion in Britain and North Africa, 1942-1943 -- 4.`Tie Boy Wonder': The 6th Battalion (Royal Welch) the Parachute Regiment in Italy and the South of France -- 5.`We have taken a heavy toll of the enemy': The 6th Battalion (Royal Welch) the Parachute Regiment in Italy and Greece, August 1944-Febiuary 1945 -- 6.`... the continual scrubbing of operations': The 6th Battalion (Royal Welch) the Parachute Regiment in Italy and Great Britain at the War's End, February-October 1945 -- 7.`... this painful and thankless task': The 6th Airborne Division in Palestine, 1945-1946 -- 8.`The most outstanding young officer': Great Britain and Jamaica, January 1947-July 1950 -- 9.`No-one but the Glosters could have done it': 1st Glosters in Korea and at the Imjin River, July 1950-April 1951 -- 10.`We have many ways of killing you slowly': Prisoner of War, April 1951-August 1953 -- 11.`I'm finding this very difficult': Home Service, December 1953-March 1956 -- 12.`Our destination was a matter for speculation': 16 Parachute Brigade in the Middle East: Cyprus, Suez and Jordan, 1956-1958 -- 13."The complete professional': Education and Training at Latimer and Sandhurst, 1959-1961 -- 14.Failure seemed unthinkable, success somehow assured': The Persian Gulf and the Campaign in the Radfan, 1961-1965 -- 15.`A benevolent hurricane': Confrontation in Borneo, 1965-1966 -- 16.`He must take off his maroon-coloured spectacles': The Brigadier, 1966-1970 -- 17.`Believe me, it isn't a carnival': Director of Public Relations (Army) and the beginning of the campaign in Northern Ireland, March-August 1970 -- 18."They will not stop at murder on die streets': Commander Land Forces, Northern Ireland, August 1970-October 1971 -- 19."The enemy are not supermen': GOC 4th Armoured Division, October 1971-October 1973 -- 20.`A marriage between technology and military thought': Director Combat Development and GOC South-East District, February 1974-July 1979 -- 21.`There were no more parries': C-in-C Allied Forces Northern Europe, 1979-1981 -- 22.`A mass of appeals for help': Warrenpoint, the Falklands War and their aftermath, 1979-1982 -- 23.`The vital importance of home defence': TFH's second career and life to the end of the Cold War, 1983-1990 -- 24.`An Honourable Discharge': TFH's last years, 1991-2006 -- 25.`I did love being in the army': The aftermath and TFH's legacy
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 502 pages
Isbn
9781910777251
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
'Oft in danger' : The life and campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, Jonathon Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.`The Spirit of Adventure': Farrar-Hockley's Early Life and Schooling, 1923-1939 -- 2.`Half-way to Being a Soldier': Joining Up, 1941-1942 -- 3.`Jumping thro' the hole': The 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion in Britain and North Africa, 1942-1943 -- 4.`Tie Boy Wonder': The 6th Battalion (Royal Welch) the Parachute Regiment in Italy and the South of France -- 5.`We have taken a heavy toll of the enemy': The 6th Battalion (Royal Welch) the Parachute Regiment in Italy and Greece, August 1944-Febiuary 1945 -- 6.`... the continual scrubbing of operations': The 6th Battalion (Royal Welch) the Parachute Regiment in Italy and Great Britain at the War's End, February-October 1945 -- 7.`... this painful and thankless task': The 6th Airborne Division in Palestine, 1945-1946 -- 8.`The most outstanding young officer': Great Britain and Jamaica, January 1947-July 1950 -- 9.`No-one but the Glosters could have done it': 1st Glosters in Korea and at the Imjin River, July 1950-April 1951 -- 10.`We have many ways of killing you slowly': Prisoner of War, April 1951-August 1953 -- 11.`I'm finding this very difficult': Home Service, December 1953-March 1956 -- 12.`Our destination was a matter for speculation': 16 Parachute Brigade in the Middle East: Cyprus, Suez and Jordan, 1956-1958 -- 13."The complete professional': Education and Training at Latimer and Sandhurst, 1959-1961 -- 14.Failure seemed unthinkable, success somehow assured': The Persian Gulf and the Campaign in the Radfan, 1961-1965 -- 15.`A benevolent hurricane': Confrontation in Borneo, 1965-1966 -- 16.`He must take off his maroon-coloured spectacles': The Brigadier, 1966-1970 -- 17.`Believe me, it isn't a carnival': Director of Public Relations (Army) and the beginning of the campaign in Northern Ireland, March-August 1970 -- 18."They will not stop at murder on die streets': Commander Land Forces, Northern Ireland, August 1970-October 1971 -- 19."The enemy are not supermen': GOC 4th Armoured Division, October 1971-October 1973 -- 20.`A marriage between technology and military thought': Director Combat Development and GOC South-East District, February 1974-July 1979 -- 21.`There were no more parries': C-in-C Allied Forces Northern Europe, 1979-1981 -- 22.`A mass of appeals for help': Warrenpoint, the Falklands War and their aftermath, 1979-1982 -- 23.`The vital importance of home defence': TFH's second career and life to the end of the Cold War, 1983-1990 -- 24.`An Honourable Discharge': TFH's last years, 1991-2006 -- 25.`I did love being in the army': The aftermath and TFH's legacy
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 502 pages
Isbn
9781910777251
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print

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