The story of one of the world's greatest soldiers - and the men who fought with him
Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. An indispensable part of election nights, he has also covered military matters on and off the world's battlefields for 40 years and at the Royal Television Society Awards in 1998 Peter won the Judges' Award for services to broadcasting. In 2004, Peter and his son Dan presented the BAFTA-winning Battlefield Britain for BBC2 and worked on the follow-up series, Twentieth Century Battlefields. Together they wrote two books to accompany the series.
A superb account of what it must have been like serving under Britain's greatest - but also most exacting - soldier Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year Fascinating. History written as it should be: entertaining and informative Independent on Sunday A refreshingly accessible portrait of one of Britain's greatest generals, it will take some beating Yorkshire Evening Post Dramatic, often moving, sometimes shocking ... Snow's story is far more powerful than fiction Herald The bloodcurdling (and surprisingly steamy) soldiers' diaries that reveal how Britain trounced Napoleon in battle Daily Mail Snow's descriptions of battles ... are unrivalled Oxford Times A must-read Heritage Today