Alexander Baron was a British author and screenwriter. Widely acclaimed in his lifetime, he wrote several other novels as well as Hollywood film scripts and screenplays for the BBC.
"In pages of lean prose, Stoke Newington-raised Baron conjures the
boredom and fear as a British regiment embarks for the Normandy
beaches. An unqualified masterpiece."-- "Evening Standard's best
books of 2019"
"Offers the portrait of a military unit in human terms, as day to day incidents reveal the characters assigned to the Normandy Invasion."--Sir Antony Beevor "Kirkus Reviews"
"Undoubtedly one of the very greatest British novels of the Second World War."--Sir Antony Beevor "Evening Standard's best books of 2019"