Genuinely new story of the Second World War - the full account of England's last war against France in 1940-42.
Colin Smith is the acclaimed author of Singapore Burning and co-author of Alamein: War Without Hate.
His descriptions of these obscure battlefield encounters are thrilling and his narrative is spruce and peppery. - Daily Telegraph.A narrative of war that has much of Patrick O'Brian about it... there are few who can, like Smith, bring to life these lesser-known battles and the unknown soldiers, sailors and airmen, most of them dead now, who faced death and won these wars for us then. - Carmen Calil, Guardian. Colin Smith, a veteran war correspondent, has built an impressive reputation as a military historian...a fascinating story - Sunday Times. Colin Smith's light yet detailed touch superbly outlines a wasteful and depressing story... A quality read with many political and military twists and turns. - Soldier Magazine.