John Norris served for six years as a rifleman in the Grenadier Guards and is a military journalist. His other books include "Artillery: A History," "Mortars of World War II," and "Pistols at Dawn."
"A welcome and interesting work that adds depth and perspective to not only the history of the drum, but military history as well. . .enjoyable reading for both the general readers as well as for serious historians." --New York Journal of Books