Recreates the combat soldiers' world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail. This work presents the story of early confidence turning to disillusion as the campaign wore on - appalling strategic blunders, of strained relations among the Allies, and, of ideals steadily overtaken by the grim realities of war.
Charles Whiting is Britain's most prolific military writer with over 250 books to his credit. He saw active service in the Second World War, serving in an armoured reconnaissance regiment attached to both the U.S. and British armies. He is therefore able to write with the insight and authority of someone who, as a combat soldier, actually experienced the horrors of World War II