Boots on the Ground, Britain and Her Army since 1945 is a book by former Army Commander-in-Chief, Richard Dannatt. Dannatt brings forty years of military service, including Chief of the General staff, to tell the fascinating story of how the British Army has shaped - and been shaped by, world events from the Cold War to the Good Friday Agreement, to the EU Referendum.
Richard Dannatt has been hugely involved in Help for Heroes from the start, both as a Trustee and as a Founder Patron, before agreeing to become the first President of the Charity.
On Lúneberg Heath in 1945, the German High Command surrendered to Field Marshall Montgomery; in 2015, seventy years after this historic triumph, the last combat units of the British Army finally left their garrisons next to Lúneberg Heath.
'Boots on the Ground is crisply written and fascinating account not just of where the British Army has fought or peace-kept in the years since 1945, but of its place in a changing society too. A book of high value and great relevance'. - Lord Peter Hennessy.
- 421 pages
- Size: 16cm x 4.5cm