John Terraine, perhaps the most distinguished historian of the First World War, addresses a number of particular topics in this collection of fascinating essays.
The author's lucid style stands out in making this book a model of accurate, well-argued and readable military history. 'John Terraine's nine essays either help our understanding or stimulate our thought'.
Correlli Barnett 'another opportunity to admire his clarity of thought and his excellent style'.
Sunday Times 'John Terraine reflects with insight and compassion on the appalling shambles of the Western Front'.