- Frost starts his story in the Syrian Desert, where he was
stationed when the war began. He was serving with the Iraq Levies, a
force of Assyrian, Kurdish and Arab tribedmen. Their role was to guard
R.A.F. airfields and installations.
- He then writes about returning to the UK and joining the Parachute
Regiment. Chapter 3 is about the Bruneval Raid and chapters 5-13 about
North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
- Chapter 15 is about Arnhem, the battle Frost is best know for. He
describes how his battalion landed, marched to Arnhem Bridge and held
their positioned for more than three days.
- The last four chapters are about Frost's time as prisoner of war
and about he thinks about the whole operation at Arnhem.