Prit Buttar studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. After leaving the army, he worked as a GP, first near Bristol and then in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. He appeared from time to time on local and national TV and radio, speaking on a variety of medical issues, and contributed regularly to the medical press.
An established expert on the Eastern Front in 20th-century military history, Buttar's books include the critically acclaimed Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944–45 and Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II and a definitive four-part series on the Eastern Front in World War I which concluded with The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917–21. He lives in Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
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