Few military leaders of the Second World War divide opinion quite so much as George S Patton. His decisive leadership drove the Third Army rapidly through France in 1944 and after the Battle of the Bulge he continued deep into Nazi Germany. But his expletive laden speeches and controversial slapping of shell-shocked soldiers caused serious concerns among others in high command. Al Murray and James Holland examine Patton, his methods and his reputation.
In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island