Top critical review
on 25 November 2014
A superbly written version of the great war story told by someone who saw the war in many of its facets. These volumes could be entitled "why Winston Churchill was right and everyone else was wrong". Churchill is careful to praise his victims before he condemns them, Asquith, Lloyd George, Haig and Jellicoe are all derided. Churchill lays the foundations of the "lions led by donkeys" view of the first world war.