The preliminary chapters comprising Part I and the linking material throughout Parts I I and I I I have been written by Desmond Hawkins. The book has been edited by him and Donald Boyd with assistance from Frank Gillard and Chester Wilmot. *The BBC acknowledges its great debt to the Supreme Headquarters o f the Allied Expeditionary Force for the co-operation that made possible this first comprehensive front-line broadcasting o f a military campaign, and to Field- Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery for his constant personal interest and support and his many kindnesses to the BBC's War Correspondents. Printed in Great Britain 5045.6429
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