Cassell, 1st ed., 1970. Xvi + 768 pp., numerous maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The author, a Captain, was an outstanding teacher-historian. This magnificent history of the Second World War is based largely upon his private library and the famous and voluminous archives of personal correspondence with such giants as Lloyd George and Churchill; his blueprints of military efficiency which were rejected in Britain and the West but taken up eagerly by the younger German commanders like Rommel with devastating results; the notes of the detailed interviews which he conducted after the war with the captured German generals as well as with the leading Allied commanders who had so often turned to him for inspiration and advice; the subject files and private papers placed in his hands by many of his great contemporaries. This history is an objective analysis which re-examines reputations and fails long-held beliefs of justifications under new questioning. No library of Second World War military history is complete without this volume. FIRST EDITION.