on 31 May 2013
Let me be very clear. This book is without doubt the most definitive source of the Leeds Pals in the Great War. With the advent of the centenary next year of the start of that conflict the publishers should get ahead of the game and start publishing it again,.
Not just for the occasional "dip in" but for historians and students alike. I, like a lot of other people in the North of England, had relatives in these "pals" regiments.
It is just what I have been looking for and will be a work of reference for me.
on 18 October 2014
This is a well written, poigiant account of a tragic episode in our history. Although over twenty years old it is far better than the volume recently published by the regiment's official historian because the author had access to both surviving Pals and families. Accordingly it is illustrated throughout with personal photographs, documents etc. A visit to the Leeds Pals' memorial on the moors above Masham in North Youkshire will really make you think.