Meticulous biography... Sandes did not fight for ideology, but for excitement and camaraderie. --Ben Macintyre, The Times
Miller's prose is clear, and she writes with passion about her subject, injecting a Saturday morning picture-house feel to Flora's exploits on the Serbian front line. It is this that makes the book a bracing narrative, appealing to the general reader... endnotes, and a thorough bibliography of primary and secondary sources, also give the book academic substance. --The Scotsman
"This is an inspiring story, meticulously researched and referenced, of courageous women whose presence made a difference to an embattled and courageous country." --The Scots Magazine
The only woman to serve as a soldier in the First World War, the Englishwoman Flora Sandes became a hero and media sensation when she fought for the Serbian Army and pursued a distinguished career in its ranks as officer. This account charts her incredible story, from her tomboyish childhood in genteel Victorian England, her mission to Serbia as a Red Cross volunteer and subsequent military enrolment, her celebrity lecture tours of Europe, her marriage to a fellow officer and her survival of a Gestapo prison during the Second World War to her final years in Suffolk.