1st ed., 1988. 192 pp., 30 photo-ills., + maps. D.j., 23 x 16cm. FINE. Signed Copy. The assault crossing of the River Seine by the 43rd (Wessex) Division in August 1944 remains one of the most important of the entire Second World War. The brilliant 'bouncing' of the great River, opened the way for General Horrocks to unleash the armour of XXX Corps on their historic dash across northern France and Belgium. This book, using many eye-witness accounts, illustrates the successes and crises in the story of one British Division pitted against one German Division. This copy is signed by the author.