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on 8 March 2013
Enjoyable read. Definitely of it's time when alot of anti war memoirs came out, mainly due to the depression where the sacrifice really didn't feel worth it, then in the sixties more myth was perpetuated, which has stuck until recent times.
Anyway back to the book, you don't get many WW1 books from the French perspective which is a crying shame as they brought the brunt of the allied casualties. They where also a fearsome opponent that was sadly sullied in WW2 and which the French have not shaken off, I always tell people if the topic arises that French can't fight or surrender, how in WW1 they where fearsome and lets not forget about Napoleons Army going even further back.
So I say go and buy it. Under Fire is a better book but this still deserves a place on your shelf.