Section - i: List of Illustrations Section - ii: Foreward Section - iii: Prologue: London and France, 5/6 June 1944 Chapter - 1: 2nd SS Panzer Division: Montauben, Tarn-et-Garonne, May 1944 Chapter - 2: SOE: Baker Street Chapter - 3: SOE: Southern France Chapter - 4: The Road Chapter - 5: Tulle: The 'Liberation' Chapter - 6: Tulle: The Price Chapter - 7: The Jeds Chapter - 8: 'Panzer divisions are too good for this...' Chapter - 9: '...a rapid and lasting clean up...': Oradour Chapter - 10: Excess of Zeal Chapter - 11: The SAS: Bulbasket Chapter - 12: Normandy Chapter - 13: Afterwards Section - iv: Appendix A: 2nd Panzer Division's memorandum on anti-guerilla operations, issued on 9 June 1944 Section - v: Appendix B: Principal Weapons of the maquis and the 2nd Panzer Division Section - vi: Bibliography and a Note on Sources Acknowledgements - vii: Acknowledgements Section - viii: Glossary Section - ix: Notes and References Index - x: Index
Max Hastings, author of 20 books, was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, and then for six years edited the Evening Standard in London. In his youth he was foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly his work in the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002.