Meet the Heroes: British Army Brigadier – John Ormsby Evelyn ‘JOE’ Vandeleur

As Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion Irish Guards, he led the breakout of XXX Corps during Operation Market-Garden.

In the movie “A bridge too far” he is played by the famous actor Michael Caine:

Lt. General Horrocks:[…] “The Irish Guards, under the command of Colonel Vandeleur, will take the lead.”
Lt. Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur: [whispering to his adjutant] “Christ, not us again.”
Lt. General Horrocks: [Hearing Vandeleur’s statement to his adjutant] “What do you say to that, J.O.E?”
Lt. Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur: [getting up from his chair and addressing General Horrocks] “Uh, delighted, sir. Truly delighted.”

“Christ, not us again.”
The real JOE Vandeleur

The real JOE Vandeleur

Check out our version of this gentleman

The miniature is now available in our shop and via our resellers.

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