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Horrocks (Paperback)

The General who led from the Front

WWII Biographies Military

By Philip Warner
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9781526717160
Published: 22nd January 2018



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Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks was a legend in his lifetime. He leapt to fame as a Brigade, Divisional and Corps Commander during the Second World War where his dashing style, good luck and easy manner won him huge respect and great success. He was happiest in the frontline and yet his victories in the field were hard won, be they in North Africa or NW Europe. By 1944 he was commanding 200,000 men of all Allied nations who did not agree on much else but all thought highly of him.

His attributes brought him success in industry, as a TV presenter and as Black Rod, in the Houses of Parliament.

Of a handful of leading military commanders of WWII, Brian Horrocks stood out & was compared to Rommel. This is more than a biography of a major military figure, but a life lesson – Most Highly Recommended.

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About Philip Warner

Philip Warner (1914-2000) enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals after graduating from St Catherine's, Cambridge in 1939. He fought in Malaya and spent 1,100 days as 'a guest of the Emperor' in Changi and on the Railway of Death, an experience he never discussed. He was a legendary figure to generations of cadets during his thirty years as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Yet he will arguably be best remembered for his contribution of more than 2,000 obituaries of prominent army figures to The Daily Telegraph.

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