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before the Second World War
frost spent its youth in India, until it pulled its parents with 1914 in the united kingdom. Its father was stationed in France, where he got the Military CROSS. Afterwards its father was shifted after Mesopotamien, whereupon frost with the remainder of its family returned to India, where it learned Arab. It decreased/went back 1921 in the united kingdom and visited there a school in Sandhurst. It was stationed 1938 in the Iraq and served there also still, when the Second World War began.
the Second World War
he was asked by the Ministry of Defense whether it wanted to join the again formed Special air service. Although he hardly knew, what the SAS is, it accepted the offer and joined the SAS. It fought in Tunesien, Sicily and in Italy. In addition frost was characterised Biting ( surprise attack on Bruneval at the French coast) with the operation, the first important British use of paratroopers, with which it as a major the C-company 2. Battalion of the paratroop regiment led.
During the operation it served Market guards as a lieutenant colonel in the 1. British airborne division. As a commander 2. British paratroop battalion been subordinate it 740 easily armed men, who had the task to take and so long hold the bridge over the Niederrhein in Arnheim, until from the south moving forward the tanks 30. Corps Arnheim reached. After the landing to 17. September 1944 with Wolfheeze, approx. 10 km northwest from the bridge, frost with its men marched, without waiting for further reinforcement, direction Arnheim. Since the British expected hardly German Gegenwehr, they were surprised by the combat strength of the German units. The battalion could take the northern side of the bridge and defend also a time long. Frosts friend and deputy major Wallis in combat confusions died through friendly fire. Frost replaced it by Allison D. Tatham attendant. Frost and its men were overwhelmed after four days fight by German units and taken prisoner. It was held later as a prisoner of war in clip mountain with Kassel and in a hospital in Obermassfeldt. When the area was taken in the March of the yearly 1945 of US-American troops, it could be freed.
frost learned Jean MacGregor Lyle, a Mrs. the dte cars with the 1. Airborne division drove past, in the Near East know. The two married at Frosts 35. Birthday, that 31. December 1947. Later they got together a son and a daughter. When frost separated 1968 from the army, it was more excellent in, with order OF the Bath, the Distinguished service CROSS and the Military the CROSS, major general.
With its wife frost pulled into the 1970er year on a farm in Liphook, Hampshire, in order to breed slaughter cattle there. At first the farm was in a bad condition, but John and Jean restored her and were able to lead the farm well. Frost headed for a career in the local politics, with its old friend Freddie Gough, and became 1982 deputy governor von West Sussex.
Its role, during which operation became Market guards held in the best-seller A Bridge Too far by Cornelius Ryan, which was filmed also, with Anthony Hopkins as John frost. Frost visited the turning work of the film 1976, where it was responsible for the Arnheimszenen also as a military assistant. Frost visited regularly the memorial place to the battle of Arnheim in the airborne museum hard stone in Oosterbeek. Here today also its hunting horn is to be visited, with which it tended to collect its men. To 16. September 1978 was renamed the Rhine bridge with Arnheim to its honours in John frost bridge. Frost wrote the novel A drop Too Many, which was published 1978 to its experiences with Arnheim. Besides it wrote 2 PARA Falklands to 1983: The Battalion RK was, a critical book concerning the battle to the Wireless Ridge during the Falkland War, which provided for much annoyance in the higher floors of the British military. Its Autobiografie with the name Nearly There, was published 1991.
- John frost: A drop Too Many, Leo Cooper, 1978, ISBN 0850523915
- John frost: 2 PARA Falklands: The Battalion RK was, 1983
- John frost: Nearly There, Leo Cooper, 1991, ISBN 0850522323
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- Biografie (English)
|NAME||frost, John Dutton|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||British major general and Air Force officer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||31. December 1912|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pune, India|
|DYING DATE||21. May 1993|