Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE served in the Royal Marines for 34 years and commanded the Royal Marine Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War. Since retiring he has been a visiting professor at King’s College, London. His books include Victory in Europe: From D-Day to the Destruction of theThird Reich (2005; reissued 2020), The Second World War in 100 Objects (2012), and 1918: How the First World War Was Won (2018).
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