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Just marvellous!!, 8 Sept. 2010
I first read this book 25 years ago, and since then have re-read it several times. It is quite simply, in my view, the best first hand memoir of this awful conflict ever written. The pictures it paints are so vivid I actually feel I served alongside Graves in the trenches at Loos and on the Somme. There is a great sense of the individual soldier being the tiniest pawn in some ghastly chess game, and the use of language to express this sense of impotency is truly masterful.