I have recently been scouring amazon for some decent (factual) military books. One search revealed this tome: Catch That Tiger: Amazon.co.uk: Noel Botham, Bruce Montague: Books Briefly it is the story of a daring raid to capture a Tiger 1 in North Africa, on the direct orders of Winnie himself. The synopsis on amazon states: Winston Churchill close a brilliant young army engineer, Major Doug Lidderdale, as his special agent. In a late-night briefing in the subterranean War Rooms under Whitehall he ordered him: 'Go catch me a tiger'. Doug did not hesitate and by February 1943 was facing Rommel's desert army. After several unsuccessful and hair-raising efforts to bag a Tiger on the battlefields of Tunisia, Doug and his team put their lives on the line in a terrifying, close-hand shoot-out with the five-man crew of a Tiger, capturing the tank intact. All good stuff and highly believable, however one of the book reviews is very scathing. 1.0 out of 5 stars A book that "captured' my money 16 July 2012 By Gerry Chester Format:Hardcover|Amazon Verified PurchaseOn reaching page 17 finds a Lieutenant lying to the Prime Minister. Churchills did not arrive in Tunisia until February 1942 and no Tigers were deployed at El Alemain. A few pages later we find Churchill lying to a Major, thereafter the lies in the text go on and on. This book, classified as being non-fiction, dishonour those who crewed, and sometimes died, aboard Churchills in Tunisia - the writer of this comment was one of them. Complete documentary proof is available to back up the above statements. Sergeant Arthur Gerald Chester, North Irish Horse, 25th Tank Brigade. Wiki states: Tiger 131On 21 April 1943, a Tiger I of the 504th German heavy tank battalion, with turret number 131, was captured on a hill called Djebel Djaffa in Tunisia. A 6-pounder solid shot from a Churchill tank of the British 48th Royal Tank Regiment hit the Tiger's gun barrel and ricocheted into its turret ring, jamming its traverse and wounding the commander. The crew bailed out and the tank was captured.[Notes 4][page needed]. After repairs, the tank was sent to England for a thorough inspection. On 25 September 1951, the captured tank was officially handed over to the Bovington Tank Museum by the British Ministry of Supply. In June 1990, the tank was removed from display at the museum and work began on its restoration. This was carried out both by the museum and the Army Base Repair Organisation and involved an almost complete disassembly of the tank. The Maybach HL230 engine from the museum's Tiger II was installed (the Tiger's original Maybach HL210 had been sectioned for display), along with a modern fire-suppressant system in the engine compartment. In December 2003, Tiger 131 returned to the museum, restored and in running condition. I have no reason to doubt Sgt. Chester and we all know of so called "factual" war books on the market. So my question to Arrser's and the tankies in particular is. Is this book factual? Has anybody read it? and should I spend my money on fifty shades of grey instead?