I've met the man - a more humble gentleman you would struggle to meet. His common sense approach to war fighting, training and leadership is perfectly recounted in this classic yet under-stated account.
It's a must for anyone who wants to know what war fighting is like for real, who wants to learn how to lead soldiers. It is compulsory reading for OCdts at Sandhurst and provides a sane balance to the sometimes over the top attitude of military trainers.
Equally, for anyone interested in human nature in hard times, read this book - it'll make you think how lucky you are that you never had to face what S Jary and his soldiers did.