David Stone is a former British army infantry officer. Much of his service was in Germany, both with and alongside the soldiers of the Bundeswehr in peacetime and on operations. He became a military historian in 2002, writing and lecturing on diverse military history subjects. He is the author of Fighting for the Fatherland published recently by Conway. His books include Hitler's Army (2009); First Reich (2002); Battles in Focus: Dien Bien Phu (2004); Wars of the Cold War (2004) and War Summits (2005). He lives in England.