This book is suberb, I would class this as the best book anyone could buy when making a visit to the battlefields of WW1. It is packed with information, pictures and maps. This makes for superb reading even if you are not able to make the trip to Belgium or France. The amount of research this must have taken to write must have been vast. Another thing to point out which is worth mentioning is that the book is really tough, I've taken my copy to the western front 3 times now and it has led a hard life in my rucksack when out walking for theday and the spine has never given up any pages and is still fully intact, imagine a book that fell apart in 5 minutes, you wouldn't be able to take it anywhere. Don't think about buying this book, just buy it, you won't be disappointed !!!!!