commissioned into the Durham Light Infantry in the 1950s. He saw active service in Korea, Egypt, the Middle and Far East , much of it with the SAS.
His book is I suppose a very masculine one, with much use of words like heroism, gallantry, bravery. It's written with an unsentimental soldier's eye for military detail but the reader can't help but feel the author's admiration for these courageous men.
I found the book fascinating.....would I read it again? Probably not. Has it enlightened, entertained and amazed me? Definitely yes.