Having studied the First for a few years now I have made my way through all of Lynn Macdonalds, Jack Sheldon books and many others. This one was overlooked on my shelf for 9 months till a stay in a hospital forced me into reading it.
The book was simply excellent. I enjoyed it as much as Lynn Macdonalds; They Called it Passchendaele and is quite simply one of the best war books I have read. The book is very grass roots and rather than other books with Date, Corp, Division, Brigade, Regiment, Battalion at Hill xx with supporting artillery pieces etc etc it gives the reader a very shadowed almost ignorant view and a deeply personal feel. Not forgetting we all read war books with the benefits of hindsight. The book is also excellent in its coverage of post war and attitude towards the Germans.
These are only my opinions. Having read 21+ books on the First World War I was impressed how it was still able to offer me something new on the war and realise how our limited knowledge of our own history makes us very ignorant towards it. Highly Recommended book.