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5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the great Second World War memoirs, 19 Jan. 2003
As John Keegan said, "a great memoir" with extraordinarily vivid writing, bringing to life the stress, horror and anxiety of war. This book lifts the lid on the private soldier's perceptions of his comrades and leaders and should be read by anyone who aspires to leadership in whatever capacity. Alec Bowden's struggle with his fears and temptations provide a fascinating insight into human nature, his leaders influence on his spirit a great lesson.