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Richard Garrett (born January 15, 1920 - July 29, 2008) is an English author and an ex-Prisoner of War.

Richard Garrett joined up in 1939 and was made a second lieutenant in the Notts and Derby Regiment (the Sherwood Foresters) at the outbreak of war. In 1940 he formed part of the ill-fated Allied campaign in Norway. After an abortive action near Lillehammer, in which unprepared British troops underwent a determined aerial attack by the Germans, he found himself, with fifteen other men, separated from the main British force. It was decided to make for the North Sea coast, a 300-mile trek across the highest mountain range in Scandinavia. Travelling only at night the men reached the Sognefjord on Whit Sunday 1940. Since the Germans were already there, it was decided to continue to Eikfjord where a fishing boat was acquire on the strength of a 100 iou (which was honoured at the end of the war). From there they crossed the North Sea back to the Shetland Islands.

During his time stationed back in Britain he suffered a fall from a horse leaving him with severe concussion, but was finally passed as fit for service and took part in Operation Torch, the invasion of Tunisia. On February 28, 1943, whilst attempting to help one of his men who had been wounded, he was taken prisoner. Initially handed over to the Italians, he was held prisoner in Italy Capua and near Modena. With the fall of Mussolini, prisoners of war were transported to Germany and Garrett spent most of the remainder of the war in Oflag Va, Weinsberg (see List of prisoner-of-war camps in Germany) near Stuttgart. In late spring 1945 the prisoners were moved to Moosburg, near Munich, where they were Liberated by American troops. His return to England was featured in the documentary "The Day the War Ended" on BBC television.

His postwar career included founding and running a company producing house magazines for large corporations and an involvement in the British motor racing scene of the sixties and seventies. He has written forty-five books. He died on July 29, 2008.

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Total Books: 71
Married but Single
2014 - Married But Single (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780989573245
ISBN-10: 0989573249
Genre: Self-Help

Sensual Delights Fantasies of a Poet
2006 - Sensual Delights Fantasies of a Poet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781442184756
ISBN-10: 1442184752

The Story of Britain
1991 - The Story of Britain (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780001963870
ISBN-10: 0001963872
Genres: History, Reference, Teen & Young Adult

Sky High
1991 - Sky High (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297797241
ISBN-10: 0297797247
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Young Person's File on Forgers
1982 - Young Person's File on Forgers [Dragon Bks.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780583305044
ISBN-10: 0583305040

A Young Person's File on Spies
1981 - A Young Person's File on Spies [Dragon Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780583304795
ISBN-10: 0583304796

Prisoners of War
1981 - Prisoners of War (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780715379868
ISBN-10: 0715379860
Genre: History

Hoaxes and Swindles
1979 - Hoaxes and Swindles (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780727804181
ISBN-10: 0727804189

In the Nick of Time
1979 - In the Nick of Time [Piccolo Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330256926
ISBN-10: 0330256920

Dangerous Journeys
1978 - Dangerous Journeys (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727803771
ISBN-10: 0727803778

Book of Heroines
1977 - Book of Heroines (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780727802095
ISBN-10: 0727802097

1977 - Submarines (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297772767
ISBN-10: 0297772767
Genre: History

1977 - They Must Have Been Crazy [Piccolo Books] (Paperback)
Famous Characters of the Wild West
1977 - Famous Characters of the Wild West (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312281571
ISBN-10: 0312281579

Famous Rescues at Sea
1977 - Famous Rescues at Sea [Stories of famous natural disasters] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780213166076
ISBN-10: 0213166070

Clash of Arms World's Great Land Battles
1976 - Clash of Arms World's Great Land Battles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297772361
ISBN-10: 0297772368
Genre: Nonfiction

Robert Clive
1976 - Robert Clive (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780213166106
ISBN-10: 0213166100

General Wolfe
1975 - General Wolfe (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780213165536
ISBN-10: 0213165538

Stories of famous ships
1975 - Stories of Famous Ships (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780213164348
ISBN-10: 0213164345

Queen Victoria
1975 - Queen VIctoria (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780853403876
ISBN-10: 0853403872

Narrow Squeaks Real Life Stories of Miraculous Escapes
1973 - Narrow Squeaks Real Life Stories of Miraculous Escapes [Piccolo Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330236454
ISBN-10: 0330236458

Anatomy of a Grand Prix Driver
1970 - Anatomy of a Grand Prix Driver (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780213001674
ISBN-10: 0213001675

Aliens From Outer Space [A Piccolo Original] (Paperback)
Jailbreakers [Dragon Bks.] (Paperback)Hardcover
British Sailor [The English life series] (Hardcover)