During the First World War the old medieval City of Ypres was the centre of one of the most notorious battlefields of war: the Ypres Salient. Today Ypres is generally considered one of the best examples of post-conflict reconstruction. Full of stories of resilience and regeneration, and typical examples of Ypres post-war architecture.
Jocelyn Pereiras vivid and colourful narrative of the 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards advance from Normandy to Cuxhaven in 1944-45 is a priceless piece of regimental history and a tribute to those who served in that final, testing phase of the war. It is a story of war, an intensely human endeavour, with its highs and lows, good times and bad.