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GHQ LIAISON REGIMENT: CAPTAIN OAKESHOTT By ASHER PIRT
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Professor Michael Oakeshott has been widely praised as one of the greatest political thinkers of the Twentieth Century. Much of his work has been read and analysed by generations of scholars, however... More > his service during the Second World War in GHQ Liaison Regiment has been strangely neglected. In this book, using interviews, memoirs, records held at the London School of Economics and The National Archives at Kew, the reader will find out more about his war service. This book is the first attempt to write solely about Captain Oakeshott’s service in GHQ Liaison Regiment during the Second World War. The unit was a specialist but unique unit whose usual role was the reporting of the progress of the battle to the Commander-in-Chief. GHQ Liaison Regiment was better known by the codename ‘Phantom’.< Less
GHQ Liaison Regiment: A Nominal Roll with Short Biographies By ASHER PIRT
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This book contains a nominal roll of former members of a specialist but incredibly important Second World War unit designated General Headquarters Liaison Regiment. Its codename was Phantom. The roll... More > also includes former members of No.3 Military and Air Mission and GHQ Reconnaissance Unit. This is the author's first attempt to produce a nominal roll of former members since the Second World War and they include Officers and Other Ranks that the author has come across in researching a definitive history of GHQ Liaison Regiment. It includes detailed biographical information where possible, Honours and Awards to various former members of the unit. The nominal roll is now fairly complete. Please get in touch for information about individuals or if you can assist in providing more information about former members asher[at]pirtonline.org< Less
GHQ LIAISON REGIMENT: CAPTAIN OAKESHOTT By ASHER PIRT
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Professor Michael Oakeshott has been widely praised as one of the greatest political thinkers of the Twentieth Century. Much of his work has been read and analysed by generations of scholars, however... More > his service during the Second World War in GHQ Liaison Regiment has been strangely neglected. In this book, using interviews, memoirs, records held at the London School of Economics and The National Archives at Kew, the reader will find out more about his war service. This book is the first attempt to write solely about Captain Oakeshott’s service in GHQ Liaison Regiment during the Second World War. The unit was a specialist but unique unit whose usual role was the reporting of the progress of the battle to the Commander-in-Chief. GHQ Liaison Regiment was better known by the codename ‘Phantom’.< Less
West Somerset Yeomanry: A Nominal Roll with Short Biographies By ASHER PIRT
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This book is a nominal roll of former members of the West Somerset Yeomanry. With every entry is a short biography of the former member of the Regiment. The nominal roll includes those who served in... More > the Boer War, the Great War and the Second World War. Please get in touch with author for individual look ups. It must be pointed out that it is still a work in progress. However, it is still a useful source of information about former members of the West Somerset Yeomanry Former members served in the Boer War and the Great War. It includes casualties and also heroes of the Regiment.< Less
BAR modified Ammunition Belt By ASHER PIRT
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BAR(s) were sent to the UK by the US Government and it is likely that the web belts were sent with them. When this one arrived in the UK it appears to have been modified to be used with the standard... More > issue British Army 1937 Equipment. No reference has been found to an official modification so it is likely to have been a personal or unit level modification. No photographs have yet been found of this modified set of equipment in use. BARs were used by the Regular Army and the Home Guard.< Less
YEOMEN OF WEST SOMERSET: 1914-1918 By ASHER PIRT
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Asher Pirt has compiled a roll of those men who served in the West Somerset Yeomanry during the 1914-1918 War. Each entry includes the surname, initials and service numbers of the man. Asher has... More > tried included biographical details for most men including dates of birth, occupation and further career. Many Yeomen of West Somerset were commissioned and decorated. This is recorded in the book and where possible citations added to the text. Not all of the Yeomen survived the war and information about the casualty is included. The author welcomes feedback from readers.< Less
1 BRITISH AIRBORNE DIVISION PHANTOM By ASHER PIRT
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Asher Pirt has published a history of a small patrol from Phantom that served with the 1 British Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden. Phantom (GHQ Liaison Regiment) was a Second World... More > War information and liaison organisation with secure communications. Neville Hay, John Hobkirk and three other men were deployed to carry out specialised duties but ended up being the sole means of communications from the embattled Airborne Division at Arnhem. This publication is part of a wider research project into the role of Phantom in the North West Europe campaign. The author welcomes feedback from readers< Less
NAME, RANK and SERVICE NUMBER ONLY! By ASHER PIRT
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2 GENERAL HEADQUARTERS LIAISON REGIMENT CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN By ASHER PIRT
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General Headquarters Liaison Regiment reported battlefield information straight to high level Intelligence and Operations Staff. This information consisted of everything a Commander needed to make... More > decisions to win the battle. All commanders need to be aware of up to date and accurate information on what is happening on the frontline. GHQ Liaison Regiment gathered information by sending patrols and by communications intercept of units engaged in battle. This history tells the story of the background to the formation of 2 GHQ Liaison Regiment. The hard work of the unit has not completely been recognised by historians of the Second World War and perhaps this helps fill the gap in our knowledge. During the War the unit was greatly appreciated by all Allied unit in the Mediterranean and North West Europe campaigns. Without the service provided by the unit the Allies would have struggled to win the War.< Less
GHQ Liaison Regiment - Operation Buckland By ASHER PIRT
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GHQ Liaison Regiment was a specialist Second World War unit better known by its codename 'Phantom'. It was responsible for keeping the Commander-in-Chief aware of the battlefield situation.... More > Information from the battlefield bypassed normal channels of communications by using their own special secure Wireless net. In this book, the role of GHQ Liaison Regiment in Operation Buckland - the final offensive of the Eighth Army in Italy - is examined in detail.< Less