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5.0 out of 5 stars
well worth anyone's time to read this, 29 Oct 2012
I just went through this saying so that's where that came from. It's amazing how many common phrases came into general use because of the First World War. A really intelligent and engaging read, where the quotes are allowed to tell much of the story. It's not so much the writers telling you things as the way they organise what they know so you feel you're involved, and almost hearing/seeing things at first hand. It's also very well put together so you get a sense of the soldiers' humour alongside the horror of war, for soldiers, survivors and the people at home. I'll feel a bit closer to what my ancestors lived through after reading this; literally; they're quoted in it.