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This review is from: Fred's War: A Doctor in the Trenches (Hardcover)
There are a whole lot of books coming out on the First World War right now: this is the one to go for. Andrew Davidson writes with the drive of a seasoned journalist and the book is a treasure trove of remarkable contemporary photographs. By following the fortunes of one man, the book is given narrative coherence and emotional weight. Fred's role as a medic offers a fascinating and different angle of entry into the war, its warriors and British society at the time. The author has done his research and gives us innumerable details whilst reminding us constantly of the bigger picture. Highly recommended.