MOUNTAIN AND FLOOD The History of 52nd (Lowland) Division

The 52nd Lowland Division was one of very few “special” divisions of infantry, in that it was trained for mountain warfare, although it spent much time after D-Day locked in battle on the flat lands of the North European coastal plain. This history of the division starts before the war in England, and goes on to describe operations in France in 1940. For four years they then trained and waited, before forming part of 21st Army group, and fighting the Germans in France, Holland and Germany. As with all good divisional histories, it is the story of men in battle that counts, and this volume is no exception.