In May 2006, Andrew Robertshaw and I stood in Avril William's Ocean Villas tea rooms at Auchonvilliers. Andy told me the story of a British Soldier whose remains had been discovered at serre in 2003, and that amongst his possedcions were coins from Jersey, my home. Whilist everyone might not be lucky enough to be informed and inspired by the man himself, this book will run a close second. No Man's Land groupfirst came to genral notice because of the TV programmes Finding the Fallen and Trench Detectives. This book details the groups objectives and takes the reader through the life of a soldier in the trenches on the Western Front of the Great War. the book starts with a good basic explanation of archeological techniques, the relevance of finds and how they can support the historical record of the times. The text may also change the widley held preconcived ideas of the Great War held by many. The book also deals with the moraltity of excavating those who died within (just) living memory and the problems facing those who live in an area that some se a sacred site, for others just where they live. Far from an academic tome the text is sprinkled with dry humour and sharp comments, this plus the illustrations make it a must read for anyone who visits the area. Walk softly, you not on whom you may be treading.