1st ed., 1958. Xiv + 242 pp., e.p., maps + 3 fldg., maps, all partly cold. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This book puts into new perspective the arguments which bedevilled nations between the Allied generals during the battles of attrition in the winter of 1944-45, which culminated in the battle for the Rhineland. The author believes that the tragic disaster at Schmidt is the key to a proper understanding of the development of the Rhineland battle and the pattern of the winter war. It is also the missing link in understanding the behaviour of General Bradley and the clue to much that went wrong. In his thought-provoking narrative the author attempts to relate major strategy to the soldiers on the battlefields.