1945: The Dawn Came Up Like Thunder
A memoir of the final days of the Second World War from the London of the flying bombs to the liberation of the concentration camps.
Arthur Marshall, Sunday Telegraph
Marghanita Laski, Country Life
"It is hard to think of where Pocock was not in that eventful year... Pocock's story is that of the year as a whole, not only of his own experiences, rich, terrible, funny as these were... It is clear that young Pocock had not only an eye for events but a feel for them. On nothing is he better than of the sudden switch of feeling as the war ended."
John Grigg, Evening Standard
"A picture of that extraordinary year which will be an eye-