This wide-ranging and incisive study of the military experience draws an astonishing picture of what motivates the soldier to struggle in conditions of physical and mental degradation. It reveals the humiliation of basic training, the attitude to fear, the drive for sex and loot, the elixir of comradeship.
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Brilliantly distils the essence of warfare.
Richard Holmes was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois and Reading Universities. He was a member of the Department of War Studies at RMA Sandhurst between 1969 and 1985, when he left to command 2nd Battalion The Wessex Regiment. He was appointed Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University in 1995. Professor Holmes has written over a dozen books on military topics, is general editor of Oxford University Press's Companion to Military History and he has written and presented several television programmes, including two six-part BBC TWO series, War Walks I and War Walks II, as well as a series on the Western Front which was televised in the summer of 1999. He was appointed OBE (Military) in 1986 and he received the CBE in the 1998 New Year's Honours. In September 1999 he became Colonel of the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.
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