1st ed., 1967. 270 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Spine of d.j., faded o/w V.G. Commissioned into the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1917, Lashmer "Bolo" Whistler survived the trenches to become one of Britain's most able fighting commanders of World War II. Commanding a battalion of the Royal Sussex at Dunkirk, a brigade of the 7th Armoured Division - the "Desert Rats" - in North Africa and Italy, and the 3rd Division in Normandy from 1944 until the end of the war, after hostilities he also held important posts in India and West Africa and became General Officer Commanding Western Command. This biography shows he was outstanding as a leader of men, military tactician and administrator.