ADKIN, Mark. British, b. 1936. Genres: Military/Defense/Arms control, International relations/Current affairs, Politics/Government. Career: British Army, infantry officer, 1954-67, served in Germany, Malaya, Mauritius, and Aden; Overseas Civil Service, district officer and administrative officer in the Solomon Islands and the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (now Kiribati), 1968-81; Barbados Defence Force, contract army officer, 1982-87, became major; Deputy Honorary Colonel (TA) for Bedfordshire, 1997-99; military historian and writer, 1987-. Publications: Urgent Fury, 1989; The Last Eleven?, 1991; Goose Green, 1992; (with M. Yousaf) The Bear Trap: Afghanistan's Untold Story, 1992; The Quiet Operator, 1993; (with G. Wright-North) Prisoner of the Tunipheads, 1994; The Charge: The Real Reason Why the Light Brigade Was Lost, 1996; The Sharpe Companion, 1998; The Waterloo Companion, 2001. Contributor to periodicals.