An immensely readable classic about one of the most famous and controversial battles of World War II
* Launch title in the new military history paperback collection
* Published to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War II
Fred Majdalany was born in Manchester in 1913. During the war he fought in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, was wounded and was awarded the M.C. In the closing months of the war, when he was Chief Instructor of an OCTU, he wrote his first novel, The Monastery, which has since been adapted for BBC transmission. From 1946 he wrote for the Daily Mail.