I have just returned from France and bought this book at Pegasus Bridge museum. I cannot agree with our friend from New Zealand.
I thought it was compusive reading because my father who served at Dunkirk and then posted and served in Burma never ever discussed his war in as much detail as Barry's father. To me in brought out every emotion,this was written by a son and not someone like Stephen Ambrose (whose books I have read) who was a well educated and heavily qualified historian.
This I feel came from the heart and am very glad I purchased a book I found difficult to put down.
When you consider the dressing "Band of Brothers" was given and the American RAH RAH that surrounds it this is a down to earth gem.
You have to read Pegasus Bridge and then this book.
It also shows the new Britain for what it is following Wally's treatment at the hands of some of the scum that hang around our street corners.