This is a book about old Europe, the old and awful order as it sank into the terminal wreckage of war. Not just about the military collapse of Nazi Germany, but also about the unremitting horror and suffering for the defeated in the weeks that followed the end of hostilities.
James Lucas fought with the British infantry in the Second World War. He has long since established a reputation as a popular historian with a particular interest in good soldiering. Battle Group! Is one of a number of books about his former enemy.