I had been prompted to write a review as a consequence of the tendentious review submitted in CAPITAL letters by a strange reviewer calling him/herself 'King Arthur' (which now appears to have been deleted, thank goodness). Blondie Hasler regarded CE Lucas Phillips book to be 'the last word' on the subject and his own (i.e., Blondie's) memoirs (I have a copy of a letter from him that says precisely this). Of course Lucas Phillip's did not have access to many of the files that would make a more modern account more accurate (most were not opened in the National Archives until 1972), and there are a couple of minor mistakes in it (such as misspelling Maurice de Milleville, for instance), but this does not detract from the fact that the story is fast-paced and well-told. The review by King Arthur is strange and unbalanced. CE Lucas Phillips was a first class military historian whose works have received widespread acclaim, including best selling accounts of Kohima and the St Nazaire raid. His great skill lay in weaving the details of a story into an exciting, readable narrative, and he achieves this perfectly in this book.