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HUNT, Sir David. A Don at War. With a Foreword by Field Marshall the Earl Alexander of Tunis. (London) : Frank Cass, (1990). Second Revised Edition with additional material. Pp (8),ix-xxvi,(2),11-288,(2), frontispiece portrait. Map. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Sir David Wathen Stather Hunt KCMG, OBE (b. September 25, 1913, Durham – d. July 30, 1998, London).
An account of the author's military career during the Second World War, serving in the Mediterranean as an Intelligence Staff Officer in the field.
"When A Don at War was published in 1966 it was hailed as the first book to be written from the point of view of the Intelligence Staff Officer in the field. According to a review in The Times the author was senior enough to be well informed on matters of importance but not so high in the military hierarchy as to inhibit frankness in writing of them now'. All the critics remarked on the air of authority with which Sir David Hunt expounded the strategy of British and Germans alike.
Eight years later came the revelation of what is called 'The Ultra Secret'; the fact, that is, that the British were able to decipher German radio messages on the highest Command links even though they were in the n the supposedly unbreakable able cipher produced by the Enigma machine. Sir David had been aware of it of it since early 1941. Like all other conscientious participants in the great secret he would never have dreamed of alluding to it, but it provided a solid basis for the authoritative exposition of the enemy side of the war. Since 1974 the great secret has become common knowledge. As a result Sir David has specially written for this second edition a new foreword whose main purpose is to explain the use made of Ultra during four years campaigning in the Mediterranean."
3. Alexandria to Athens.
4. Athens to Alexandria via Crete.
5. The Western Desert.
6. The Relief of Tobruk.
7. The Msus Stakes and the Retreat to AJamein.
8. A View of Alamein from G.H.Q.
9. First Steps in Algeria and Tunisia.
10. Kasserine to Tunis.
11. The Invasion of Sicily.
12. The Purpose and Planning of the Italian Campaign.
14. Anzio and Cassino.
15. From Rome to the Apennines.
16. Italian Finale and a return visit to Greece.
Faint spotting to fore-edge and top edge, else very good in dustjacket. 50.00
Title: A Don at War. Revised Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Frank Cass, London, 1990, ISBN:0714633836: 1990
ISBN Number: 0714633836
ISBN Number 13: 9780714633831
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