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Correlli Barnett is one of Britain’s best-known historians. A Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, he was Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge and has written many acclaimed books. These include his first, The Desert Generals, which challenged the myth of Montgomery and El Alamein, biographies of Marlborough and Bonaparte, The Swordbearers: Supreme Command in the First World War, The Collapse of British Power, and Engage the Enemy More Closely: The Royal Navy in the Second World War.