Quite extraordinary realism in this worm's eye view ... The sweating, slogging, frightened infantryman in conditions of extreme stress and horror. It is a book to bring a shiver to the most grizzled veteran." - SUNDAY TIMES 'Few accounts have portrayed the gruelling reality of war so vividly.' James Holland, The Week A bitter-sweet picture of the fighting soldier's life in World War II
Alex Bowlby served in the Greenjackets during World War II, and later joined the 21st S.A.S. (T.A.). He first published his Recollections in 1969.