This is one of a number of titles produced in recent times all having a similar idea of characterising the First World War in 100 objects. As the author of this one is a well known military historian then it is little surprise that it has an wide-ranging choice of objects that are described and analysed. Some of the articles are, as is made clear in the introduction, contributed by a group of 3 historians in addition to Gary Sheffield. All the articles are pithy and interesting and made the book an easy read.
Some of the objects chosen however were a little out of the way, e.g. No. 27 "Winston Churchill's Cigars" but I suppose that one of the interests for the reader in this kind of work is being able to disagree with the author's choices.
However, some of the editing, particularly of the picture captions, is very poor. E.g. No. 5 "The Pickelhaube" the caption for the german poster states that it is for "Candles". It is actually an advertisement poster for hard candy. This makes much more sense in the context of the article. Another editing failure is in No. 85 where what looks like a stereoscopic viewer image of a tank is described as "tanks". Things like this, and there are other examples, let down the production standard of what is otherwise a recommended book.