1st ed., 1972. 285 pp., 15 photo-plates. D.j., 23 x 15cm. D.j., typically a little rubbed at edges o/w V.G. During World War I, Lord Gort won a V.C., 3 D.S.O.’s and the M.C. In the 1930’s he rose in 3 years from brigadier to full general and head of the British Army. At the start of World War II he was appointed commander-in-chief of the B.E.F.; and in May 1940 took the decision which saved his troops from destruction and changed the course of history. In the later years he helped to save Malta and bring temporary peace to Palestine. This is the biography of that remarkable career.