ESCAPE TO ACTION by Lt. Gen. Sir Brian Horrocks


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A ranking World War II British military leader tells his military story of two wars in a style more reminiscent of a country gentleman than soldier. Mild, sometimes witty, sometimes rather dull in tone, the book creates more of a personal portrait of a fine professional British soldier than a vivid recounting of military life. World War I prison camp scenes (he was held by the Germans during the entire war); scrapes with the Bolsheviks in 1919; the hardships of Dunkirk and the terror of battle against Rommel take on a highly subjective aura. A book limited in scop and because it is so British, limited in appeal in this country.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1961
Publisher: St Martin's Press