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4.0 out of 5 stars
An Untold Story, 23 April 2010
I came to this book, as a story about the First World War I'd never heard about. Ben MacIntyre's book gives a vivid account of the fate of four soldiers left behind enemy lines at the beginning of the conflict.
I have to say, I thought his writing style could have been better in this book. I have read some of his later work, and you can see that he has improved over time. This may also have to do with the research material he had available to work from. Little is written about this episode, and a lot of the information came from first or second hand accounts of people who lived at the time.
Having said all that, I really enjoyed the book, and the story. What was most fascinating was the detective work that comes at the end of the book. I won't reveal what it is about as that will give things away.
For anyone interested in the early 20th Century history, this is a great read. It has made me want to visit the places in the book to experience the landscape first hand.