Beaten Paths are Safest : From D-Day to the Ardennes - Memories of the 61st Reconnaissance Regiment - 50th (TT) Northumbrian Division Paperback
by Roy Howard
Beaten Paths are Safest - was the motto of The Reconnaissance Regiment.
This book tells the story of the 61st Recce Regiment whose own official history was never completed for the period 23rd Feb 1944 to 1st October 1944.
Roy Howard who compiled the book served with the Regiment through the period in question which saw 61st Recce land on "Gold Beach" on D-Day followed by continuous active service up to and including the German Ardennes offensive when the 50th Northumbrian Division, of which the Regiment was a part, disbanded.
Roy's book consists of personal memoirs of events together with a considerable amount of material from The Old Comrades Association newsletter.
Sadly, the author died in 1996 but the book has been completed by his son Mark, as a tribute to his father and all the members of the 61st Reconnaissance Regiment.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 62 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2004
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781858582566