1st ed., 1945. 208 pp., frontis., map + ep., maps. D.j., 20 x 13cm. Occasional pencil annotations o/w V.G. Published in the last year of the Second World War, this is an early and personal account of the author’s experiences during the Eighth Army’s victorious advance across Africa and through Sicily to Italy. It is a vivid and authoritative record of the experiences and life of the ordinary infantryman – the man who actually met the enemy in personal combat.