1st ed., 1991. 249 pp., 18 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The author was born in 1912 and was gazetted to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 1932. He was seconded to the Iraq Levies in 1938, being with this force when the Second World War began. On return he became one of the early parachutists and fought throughout the war with the 2nd Battalion of that Regiment, most notably at Arnhem Bridge, although that is not what this book is about. Instead it is the story of his life that follows his adventures in various parts of the world stretching from Malaya to Malta. It becomes obvious whilst reading these memoirs why the author survived Arnhem and became a legend in his own lifetime.