Barnsley, 1st ed., 2000. 250 pp., 36 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Tiny bumps to top corners o/w FINE. One smaller plate of photos (from another book) tipped-in. There can have been few officers who have enjoyed such colourful careers as the author and, remarkably, still attained high rank. His military career began as a wartime trooper in the Royal Horse Guards, better known as The Blues, the Regiment he was in the full course of time to command. Sir Roy shares his childhood experiences in Romania, his service in war and peace, including the cloak-and-dagger world of intelligence operations during the Cold War, to his high profile command appointments as British Commandant, Berlin and Commander British Forces, Hong Kong. A fascinating and unusual autobiography.