- Title Pages
- Part One Regulars
- Chapter 1 Colonel Lawrence and Colonel Blimp
- Chapter 2 Gentlemen and Old Sweats
- Chapter 3 Strange Defeat
- Part Two Civvies
- Chapter 4 Army of Shopkeepers
- Chapter 5 Britain Blancoes While Russia Bleeds
- Chapter 6 Get Some Service in
- Part Three Crusaders
- Chapter 7 Into the Blue
- Chapter 8 Come to Sunny Italy
- Chapter 9 Fighting Bloody Nature
- Chapter 10 Second Front
- Part Four Killers
- Chapter 11 Teeth and Tail
- Chapter 12 The Grammar of War
- Chapter 13 Categories of Courage
- Part Five Citizens
- Chapter 14 Them and Us
- Chapter 15 ‘What a Colossal Waste of Time War Is’
- (p.180) Chapter 10 Second Front
- Browned Off and Bloody-Minded
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This chapter describes the participation of the British Army in Operation OVERLORD, the long-awaited Allied invasion of France in June 1944. The eleven-month expedition it was setting out on would be the shortest of the Army's four major campaigns between Dunkirk and V-J Day. But it would be the biggest. By September, 714,000 of the 1.7 million British troops outside the UK were with Montgomery's Anglo-Canadian 21st Army Group in France and Belgium, compared to just 499,000 in Italy and 242,000 in India and Burma. The chapter then discusses the British Army's invasion of Germany, which marked the first time it fought on the soil of an indisputably hostile nation.
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