1st ed., 1993. 223 pp., photo & other plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The ‘at all costs’ mission on the battlefield is brought about by the desperate need to attain an objective or maintain an existing position. It provides examples of human bravery and determination above and beyond the call of normal duty and the author draws 11 examples of this from famous campaigns. There are many sources for the motivation that drives man to achieve impossible victories at all costs and five are highlighted here: a desire for revenge, survival, success, professionalism, and self-sacrifice. An unusual book that poses many interesting questions.