Brigadier Brian Parritt served as a Gunner Officer in Korea 1952-53. He took part in the Third Battle of The Hook and as the Forward Observation Officer in a company level night attack by the 1st King's Regiment where he was wounded. He then transferred to the Intelligence Corps and held senior intelligence appointments in Libya, Cyprus, the Far East and Northern Ireland. His final post was for five years as Director of the Intelligence Corps.
Brigadier Brian Parritt, CBE, late of the Royal Artillery and then Director of the Intelligence Corps for five years, describes his most entertaining book as being a 'personal perspective of the Korean war', however, in my opinion it is far more than that, indeed it also provides a first class commentary on the difficult and dangerous part played by a wide cross-section of the men of the Commonwealth Division in that almost forgotten war, whist in addition seeking to provide answers to a number of relevant topics. Sadly, there has always been a shortage of books about this war that took place in the 'Land of the Morning Calm', so undoubtedly this one will help to fill a gap that has existed for many years... A highly recommended book that I found hard to put down. - Tank Regiment Magazine