About the Author:
Robert Hornby served with the 2nd Division in India and Burma for three years during the Second World War. In 1949 he joined the Public Relations Directorate at the War Office. Thereafter he was successively P.R.O. for the East Africa Command, Military Spokesman at the Embassy in Cairo, Assistant Director of Public Relations at the War Office and Chief of the Press Branch at S.H.A.P.E. Paris. In 1957 he was promoted to Colonel and became Director of Public Relations, Far East Land Forces. Three years later he retired to become Chief Information Officer to the Church Assembly and Public Relations Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was mentioned in Despatches in 1944 and awarded the O.B.E. in 1951.