Murdoch Mackinder, Colonel in the Royal Western Dragoon Guards, prepares for active service.
But as Mackinder's career as a soldier and strategist, and his happy and successful marriage to his American wife Lee, both prosper, the ghosts of his past return to haunt him.
Margriet, the mother of his first son, flees her sadistic German husband, Paul von Reger, and throws herself on Murdoch's mercy. Mackinder's son, Ian, marries Margriet's daughter, to provide the protection of British nationality.
And a twist of fate brings Murdoch face to face with a friend, now turned bitter enemy, who has the excuse of war and a very personal reason for wishing to see Murdoch dead.
In ‘The Command’ Christopher Nicole continues the story, begun in ‘The Regiment’, of Murdoch Mackinder.
‘The Command’ follows the adventures of Mackinder as he rises to the rank of General and sees active service in the British Army, from France in 1914 to the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.
In 'The Command', Christopher Nicole skilfully interweaves the story of a born leader and legendary hero with the history of an honoured regiment during its most testing and eventful years.
Christopher Nicole (born 1930) was brought up in British Guyana and the West Indies. He was a prolific historical writer, both under his own name and pennames.
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