Barney White-Spunner has commanded British and allied troops at every level
from troop to field army, including the elite 16 Air Assault Brigade, whom he took
into Kabul in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. He has also led operations in the
Balkans and Iraq, as well as Africa and Asia. A noted military historian, his
previous books include Horse Guards, the story of the household Cavalry, and of
Living Valour, a gripping account of the Battle of Waterloo. He was Knighted in
2011, is an Honorary Legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion and holds the US
Legion of Merit.