1st ed., 1984. 183 pp., various ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. This is an account of what life was like amongst the lower echelons during the Second World War; for the author served both as a private soldier and a commissioned officer. He finds the people with whom he served more important than the war itself. The military historian will find little or nothing to cast new light on how the victory was gained but perhaps something on how we failed to lose it, of the forging of character and the courage of men thrown together in a situation which now can never be repeated.