Top critical review
A very poor excuse for a biography on a fine, brave man.
on 30 November 2014
I was very disappointed in this book. Despite claiming a long and varied bibliography it is one of the worst researched books I have ever read. There's also the great problem about civilian authors totally misunderstanding military terminology.
I felt I was reading the regimental war diaries. There was so little information supplied about Willy Field after his return from Australia. Very poor and as a result I doubt I would ever buy anything by this author again.
Who are the "7th Royal Armoured Division" anyway? According to the author (see page 80) they're a [I]regiment with such an honoured tradition[/I]! Notwithstanding the fact that, in his own words (apparently), just one paragraph later Willy Field talks about his pride in the regiment - the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars.