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William GrimesAlthough Ms. Wrong, as a reporter, stepped into Eritrean history during the heady days of independence, her most gripping pages deal with the colonial period and the battle of Keren, which she recounts in pulse-pounding prose. Badly outnumbered, British forces managed to take the citadel-like Keren, suffering appalling losses. This was a turning point. For the first time, Ms. Wrong argues, the Allies showed that the Axis war machine could be beaten; yet, typically, Keren ranks as one of the least-celebrated engagements of the Second World War.
— The New York Times