22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fascinating and unique, 1 Nov 2013
An extraordinary book. Once you start reading, it is truly hard to put down - it must surely be the best diary ever to come out of WW1. Clearly, intelligently and movingly written on little pocketbooks while Drinkwater was actually in the trenches. Half is written as a private soldier, half as a decorated commissioned officer, which gives a fascinating and unique perspective.