Admiral Sir Bertram ramsay masterminded both the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk in 1940 and Operation Neptune, the naval dimension of Overlord, the D-Day landings in Normandy of 1944. Sadly he did not survive the war, but throughout 1944 he kept a personal diary. In it, we are presented with a remarkable picture of war at the top, with glimpses of such leading personalities as Churchill and Montgomery and a running commentary on the Supreme Commander of Overlord, Eisenhower. This book also includes a substantial introduction to Ramsay's career and role in the war, full notes explaining events and personalities described in the text, and a selection of contemporary photographs.
Condition: Ex-library book with expected stamps and marks to spine, back cover, bottom foreedge, half-title page and copyright page. Covers covered in plastic, shelfworn, scuffed and scratched; foreedges lightly foxed and somewhat thumbed, FEP appears missing, but pages clean and clear and binding intact.