A highly readable book by a British war correspondent, covering once again the already much publicized African campaign. Ramsey was present during the first landings; he saw much, both trivial and important; this is a very personal narrative, not an overall report. His impressions are worth reading; he writes with artistry, enhanced by that characteristic British humor. He lets the men he interviews speak for themselves -- for instance, the interviews with Darlan and Giraud are singularly unbiased. With this same detachment he writes of the peoples living in North Africa, and of the almost incredible medley of complications that fill their lives. The tangle of events during a confusing period are given vivid, colorful and often new light. A charming -- if not very important -- book, recommended reading for those who want a refreshingly different approach.