Peter Cox undertook detailed study of the battle of Sidi Rezegh in order to write his first book, Good Luck to All the Lads (2008), which told the wartime story of his father, Brian Cox, who fought at Sidi Rezegh. After further study, he has now written this more extensive and authoritative account of the battle. Peter was born and educated in Nelson. He moved to Christchurch after qualifying as a chartered accountant and established his own business consultancy there in 1987. He now also works as a company director and is also a director of High Performance Sport NZ. He and his wife Robin have two adult children. His other interests include classic motorsport, New Zealand art and literature and military history.