ROBIN CROSS is a military historian whose books include VE Day: Victory in Europe
1945 (1985) and We’ll Meet Again, with Vera Lynn (1989) both of which were bestsellers.
He is also the author The Bombers: Strategy and Tactics (1986), Citadel: The Battle
of Kursk(1993), In Memoriam: Remembering the Great War (2008), Hitler: An Illustrated
Life (2009) and 50 Events You Really Need to Know About the History of War (2012).
He has written and directed over 150 television programmes, most of them dealing
with World War II and the Cold War. He has also worked for the Sunday Express and
the Daily Telegraph, for whom he reported on the first Gulf War.