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18 Platoon

Sydney Jary

Sidney Jary Ltd. 1987

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  |  0951207806

The seminal account of a twenty year old junior infantry officer commanding a platoon in north-west Europe after the Normandy landings. Jary developed innovative techniques to improve the efficiency and life expectancy of his men, meaning his book is still studied at military academies today. But this much more than a manual - it is a vivid and moving account of men at war. Jary has a keen eye not just for battles and events but for also for the relationships, moods and emotions of those involved. Contains b/w maps, illustrations and photos. EX-SANDHURST LIBRARY with stamps and tag partially removed. Some shelfwear and fading to gilt. Interior is crisp and clean. Good overall.