1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, Cardiff, 1st ed., 1996. 209 pp., photo-plates + maps. D.j., 23 x 15cm. FINE. The author’s memoir covers the whole period of World War II. After a brief visit to France in 1940, he saw action as a tank gunner in North Africa and Italy, being awarded the Military Medal after the Battle of the Mareth Line. He kept a diary of the war years, on which he has drawn to record the minutiae of army life in a graphic and often moving style.