Arnhem Umbrella


15 December 2022

This is the story of one of the more colourful characters who fought at Arnhem. Major Digby Tatham Warter was in charge of A Company, 2 Para, and led the advance to the Arnhem Road bridge. Despite this being his first taste of action, Warter cemented his reputation by collecting a bowler hat and umbrella from a Dutch household and strolling around the perimeter, ignoring German fire. Even when wounded and captured at the end of the battle, he managed to escape and then disguised as a deaf and dumb Dutchman roamed the area collecting over 100 paratroopers. Neil Thornton manages to capture the spirit of Major Warter admirably, delivering a superb story of British eccentricity and daring.


  • Fonthill Media
  • ISBN 978-1-7815-5882-9
  • 304 pages * Hardback * £30



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