Taken from the diary of Capt. Robert Hamilton whilst serving in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment the greater part of the book describes the day to day life in the trenches and the extraordinary cease fire of that Christmas. The work has been made of interest to those who had relations fighting in France by the research and commentary of the authors.
As one who enjoyed history at school but with very patchy knowledge of British history this book filled in a gap. Easy and a pleasure to read yet requiring some concentration as the Christian names of participants were frequently shared between generations it provides the wish to look deeper into that period. Was Henry Vl a depressive ? His behaviour might be explained by such.