Peter Willett joined the Army in August 1940 after Wellington College and Cambridge University. He was commissioned into the Queen’s Bays and this book describes his experiences. He was the last surviving of those who fought at Second Alamein.
Post-war he enjoyed a distinguished career in horse racing as a journalist, author, bloodstock consultant and administrator. He was a member of the Jockey Club, then the governing body of British racing, President of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and a director of Goodwood for 35 years. Among the recognition he received was the coveted Daily Telegraph Award for Merit at the Cartier Racing Awards. He passed away in November of 2015 at the age of 96.