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Roden Orde, the author, was born in 1910. He served in the Second Household Cavalry Regiment, as an officer, during the Second World War, and was later an official observer at the Nuremberg trials. After leaving the army he became a stockbroker. He was commissioned to write the wartime history of 2HCR by his former commanding officer, receiving plaudits from Sir Winston Churchill, Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks, and many former members of 2HCR. He died in 1985.
Eric Meade-King, the illustrator, was born in 1911 and studied at the Westminster School of Art. He wrote and illustrated The Silent Horn, Summer Sketches of Horses and Hounds (1938). He served in Second Household Cavalry Regiment during the war, as a corporal, producing first-hand illustrations of the campaign, a war-artist in the true sense. He died in 1987.