Charles Steel was a soldier in World War II and, consequently, a POW. Brian Bond has earned an international reputation as a military historian. He has lectured widely in Europe, The United States, Canada and Japan. His numerous books include: War and Society in Europe, 1870-1970 (1984); The Pursuit of Victory from Napoleon to Saddam Hussein (1996); The Unquiet Western Front: Britain's Role in Literature and History (2002); and Britain's Two World Wars against Germany (2014). Brian Bond spent most of his teaching career at King's College, London (1966-2001) where he became Professor of Military History. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford and was later a Visiting Fellow at Brasenose and All Souls colleges there. He was President of the British Commission for Military History from 1986 to 2006. He has been fortunate enough to spend nearly all his life in one beautiful village; namely Medmenham in the Thames Valley.