"Not your typical war story about the heroic foot soldier. Instead, this book puts into detailed perspective the effect of support personnel on the outcome of a battle or war. Indeed, there are heroes amongst the likes of engineers who sweep the mines, build the roads so that supplies and munitions can reach the troops, construct the bridges for friendly troops to advance, and destroy bridges, sometimes the same ones they had previously built, to stop the advance of the enemy. I found this perspective fascinating! Also, this book showcases the specific leadership qualities of H. Wallis Anderson that had such a profound effect on the morale and effectiveness of his combat engineering units which ultimately turned the tide of the battles in which they were engaged."