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James Colvin

James Colvin has had a lifelong interest in the desert war, originally because several family members and friends were involved in it. Like most veterans of war, they found it very difficult to talk of their experiences to those who had not shared them, and he was often intrigued by contradictions and omissions in the accounts he heard. This book emerged from attempts to solve some of the puzzles. James earned a degree in history from Bristol University and after a business career embarked on a research degree in military history with the University of Buckingham. He spent several years in the Territorial Army with 44 Parachute Brigade, has made a contribution on the desert war to The History Network's World War 2 Podcast, and another on Eighth Army operations to the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. This book is his first full length work.


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