Death of agency author Patrick Delaforce

It is with regret we announce the death of agency author Patrick Delaforce.

Patrick served as a troop leader in Normandy, was with the first battle group into Bergen- Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, was twice mentioned in despatches, and was awarded the Bronze Cross of Orange-Nassau.

In autumn 1945 he served on a War Crimes Tribunal in Hamburg and tried many concentration camp guards and was an official British Army of the Rhine witness when Mr Albert Pierrepoint, the British hangman, executed 13 convicted war criminals in Hameln on 13 December 1945.

After leaving the army, he worked as a port wine shipper and ran an advertising agency in New York, before becoming a professional writer, mainly on historical and military subjects.

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Patrick Delaforce

For my fifth and final career, after being a dashing WW2 soldier, portwine grower and shipper, advertising CEO of a New York agency and a dozen directorships in second-rate public companies, my wife and I harboured near Gascony whilst our two daughters were educated. The wine I grew was awful, th...More about Patrick Delaforce