Oxford University Press, 1st ed., 2002. Xix + 524 pp. P.c., 21 x 14cm. Insc., to inside cover o/w V.G. From the library of the WWII submarine ace, Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch KCB DSO DSC. The 20th century saw two major world wars and many major and minor conflicts. Who were the men and women of the 20th century who defended their country on land, at sea, or in the air? These mini-portraits, selected from the highly acclaimed Dictionary of National Biography, provide an illuminating look into some of the lives of some of those who defended their nation.