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Tootal, Stuart

Overview
Works: 9 works in 34 publications in 2 languages and 499 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vBritish  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS371.413, 958.1047
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stuart Tootal
Danger close : commanding 3 PARA in Afghanistan by Stuart Tootal( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Stuart Tootal is the first senior commander to provide an account of the fighting in Afghanistan. A gritty portrayal of unforgiving conflict, 'Danger Close' captures the essence of combat, the risks involved and the aftermath
The manner of men : 9 PARA's heroic D-Day mission by Stuart Tootal( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In June 1944, an elite unit of British paratroopers was sent on a daring and highly risky behind-the-lines mission, which was deemed vital to the success of D-Day. Dropping ahead of the main Allied invasion, 9 PARA were tasked with destroying an impregnable German gun battery. If they failed, thousands of British troops landing on the beaches were expected to die. But their mission was flawed and started to go wrong from the moment they jumped from their aircraft above Normandy. Only twenty per cent of the unit made it to the objective and half of them were killed or wounded during the attack. Undermanned and lacking equipment and ammunition, the survivors then held a critical part of the invasion beachhead. For six bloody days, they defended the Breville Ridge against vastly superior German forces and bore the brunt of Rommel's attempt to turn the left flank of the Allied invasion. THE MANNER OF MEN is an epic account of courage beyond the limits of human endurance, where paratroopers prevailed despite intelligence failures and higher command blunders, in what has been described as one of the most remarkable feat of arms of the British Army and the Parachute Regiment during World War II."--Publisher's description
Tank action : an armoured troop commander's war, 1944-45 by David Render( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1944 the average life expectancy of a newly commissioned tank troop officer in Normandy was estimated as being less than two weeks. David Render was a nineteen-year-old second lieutenant fresh from Sandhurst when he was sent to France to join a veteran armoured unit that had already spent years fighting with the Desert Rats in North Africa. Joining the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry five days after the D-Day landings, the combat-hardened men he was sent to command did not expect him to last long. However, in the following weeks of ferocious fighting in Normandy, in which more than 90 per cent of his fellow tank commanders became casualties, his ability to emerge unscathed from countless combat engagements defied expectations and earned him his squadron's nickname of the 'Inevitable Mr Render'. In Tank Action David Render tells his remarkable story, spanning every major episode of the last year of the Second World War in Western Europe, from the invasion of Normandy to the fall of Germany. Ultimately it is a story of survival, comradeship and the ability to stand up and be counted as a leader in combat"--Jacket
SAS : sea king down by Mark Aston( Book )

5 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1982, the British task force sails to liberate the Falkland Islands. Aboard: SAS D Squadron, determined to make their mark. No one more so than Mark 'Splash' Aston. But they have barely seen action when their Sea King helicopter crashes in freezing South Atlantic waters, killing 22 of Mark's comrades. The last out of the sinking wreck, he suffers a broken neck. But defying medical evacuation orders, Mark sneaks off ship, re-joins his SAS comrades to land on a mountain near Port Stanley - to defend it against days of attacks by Argentine special forces . . . SAS: Sea King Down is a pulse-pounding account of D-Squadron's tragic loss and subsequent heroic stand in one of the most hostile places on Earth. A story told by a man who barely survived to tell it
Danger close : commanding 3 PARA in Afghanistan by Stuart Tootal( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 PARA was the first unit into Helmand in 2006. Sent on a peace mission, it became engaged in a level of combat that had not been experienced by the British Army since the end of the Korean War. Undermanned and suffering from equipment shortages, 3 PARA fought doggedly to win the break in battle. Numerous gallantry decorations were awarded, but they were not without cost. This is a dramatic, and often moving, insight into the leadership of soldiers at the sharp end of war - container
Commanding 3 PARA in Afghanistan by Stuart Tootal( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and human portrait of modern war
SAS: Sea King Down by Stuart Tootal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Helmand from the leader of 3 PARA by Stuart Tootal( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and human portrait of modern war
Shermany dobývají Evropu : vzpomínky britského velitele tanku 1944-45 by David Render( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The manner of men : 9 PARA's heroic D-Day missionTank action : an armoured troop commander's war, 1944-45SAS : sea king downCommanding 3 PARA in AfghanistanThe true story of Helmand from the leader of 3 PARA
Languages
English (33)

Czech (1)