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well worth the money, there is not one better.
on 18 June 2001
I have spent five years looking for this book in English, and I still believe it was worth it. The only bad thing I have to say about the book, is, as the author explains, the fact that it has been changed into American English ( foxhole for trench etc) but that is not very often. This book is a reprint only done this year and it has been done very well. The quality of the book is superb. But more importantly, the content is excellent. The way he describes the hell he and his men had to endure is amazing. And unlike some others, of all sides, he points out constantly that it was his men that won his battles for him, under his direction. Throughout the book there is no attempts to apologise for anything that may have occurred during the war, simply the truth of what he saw and what he believed. The author is not as well celebrated as others in his army, but after reading this book you will wonder why he seems only to be mentioned in passing. Few others including historians, have had the experience combined with the humility of this man, making for a gripping read.