1983: Severn House Publishers,
First hardback edition. 8vo. Black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Black photographic dustwrapper. A fine copy with clean boards. The fine dustwrapper is unrubbed with none of the usual fading to orange spine lettering. Original price of £7.95 to front flap. Unaccountably uncommon in hardback.
This is the book which marked Forsyth's transition from journalist to author. A record of one of the most brutal conflicts the Third World has ever suffered, it has become a classic of modern war reporting.