General Sir David Fraser is one of Britain's most distinguished soldiers.
In this outstanding autobiography, which includes perhaps the last significant memoir of the Second World War, he recalls a life lived amid the most important military events of the last century: the camaraderie of serving as a young officer in the Grenadier Guards, the futility of Operations Market Garden in 1944, his later roles in Suez and Cyprus and rise to Vice Chief of the General Staff.
There are also memories of his Scottish childhood, portraits of figures such as Eisenhower, Oliver Leese, Rex Whistler and (especially) Montgomery and, above all, moving recollections of the ordinary soldiers he fought alongside.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 09 / 2003
- 129 x 198mm