An important reminder of the emotional and psychological impact of war by the people who were there. (Guardian)
A classic piece of oral history bulging with facts that you kept feeling you should have known or guessed already - but which came as revelations all the same. (Daily Telegraph)
It is softly spoken, shocking and unfamiliar. (The Times)
About the Author
Steve Humphries is a TV producer renowned for his oral history series and their accompanying books. Richard van Emden is a writer and television researcher specialising in the First World War.