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I am a social history student and a great war fanatic. I found this book extremely overrated. I bought it and read it cover to cover in a day, the content is good, primary sources etc. It really does sum up the experiences of life during the war by the people there. However, there is no analysis whatsoever, it's basically a skilful collaboration of sources. So from the point of view of a budding historian, all it is worth is some quotes for some essays. Anyone here could go in the archives of the IWM and pick up these sources themselves. All Max Arthur has did is put them in a book. Not impressed!