Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks was a legend in his lifetime. He leapt to fame as a Brigade, Divisional and Corps Commander during the Second World War where his dashing style, good luck and easy manner won him huge respect and great success. He was happiest in the frontline and yet his victories in the field were hard won, be they in North Africa or NW Europe. By 1944 he was commanding 200,000 men of all Allied nations who did not agree on much else but all thought highly of him. His attributes brought him success in industry, as a TV presenter and as Black Rod, in the Houses of Parliament.
Philip Warner was a Cambridge graduate who joined the Army in 1939. He was a POW of the Japanese for three years. He was a highly successful academic historian, the writer of some 50 military history works and the military obituary writer on The Daily Telegraph. Pen and Sword have published numerous of his titles including D-Day Landings (official Daily Telegraph 60th Anniversary book), Phantom and Secret Force's of the Second World War. Philip Warner died in 2000.