About the Author
Erik Durschmied is a television war correspondent for the BBC and CBS and has covered every major crisis, from Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Belfast, Beirut, Chile to Cuba and Afghanistan. He has won numerous awards and is Professor of Military History at the Military Academy of Austria. He has written several very successful popular history books. Including the Hinges of Battle, How Chance and Stupidity have changed History, Unsung Heroes and the Weather Factor. He lives in Paris and Provence with his family.