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.
"Offers the portrait of a military unit in human terms, as day to
day incidents reveal the characters assigned to the Normandy
Invasion."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Undoubtedly one of the very greatest British novels of the Second World War."--Sir Antony Beevor
"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"