UK publisher: Penguin
Data: 464 pages, 60 photos
Hardback (2008): £25.00
Paperback (2009): £8.99

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About the author


Terry Brighton has a degree in Politics and Philosophy, has done post-graduate work in Collections Management and Interpretation, and is an Associate of the Museums Association. He is currently on the curatorial staff of The Queen's Royal Lancers Regimental Museum. The Queen's Royal Lancers is the descendant regiment of two armoured regiments that served throughout the North Africa and Italy campaigns of the Second World War. The QRL remains a front-line tank regiment and has recently returned from Iraq.

Previous reviews

A masterly, moving and entertaining book - The Times
Brighton writes with pace and precision - Spectator
Combines a gripping yarn with deep insight - Publishers Weekly (US)

Battle history as it should be written - Richmond Times-Dispatch (US)

Terry Brighton and the Second World War

Terry Brighton has lectured on the North Africa and Italy campaigns and on the Caen controversy, and led associated events at the National Army Museum in London and the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. In 2003 he organised the 60th anniversary re-union for veterans of the Battle of Fondouk where both British and American troops engaged Rommel's retreating army. As part of an oral archive project he has interviewed numerous officers and men who served in North Africa, Italy and Europe, 1939-1945.
Terry Brighton