A wonderful book: charming, fascinating, crammed full of extraordinary nuggets of information ... The result is a gem of a book and a classic of its kind (James Holland Literary Review
Stroud has a storyteller's eye for human detail matched with a researcher's diligence ... A fascinating study of how the most unlikely characters can become heroes (Independent on Sunday
The unit's tale is told with clarity, humour and precision (The Times
Camouflage was one of the most surprising elements of the Battle of Alamein - the story is now told in full for the first time.