Top positive review
on 30 January 2014
To use the hackneyed old saying, 'A picture tells a thousand words.' This book certainly manages that.
There are many, many books about WW1, some of simply breathtaking levels of detail and research. What they struggle to convey of course is the reality of that huge conflict. This book goes some way to filling in the gaps.
It's a large format book and yes, it is a coffee table tome. That should not diminish it's excellence because it really is very good with outstanding photographs from the premier collection in the world of them, the Imperial War Museum. It's never going to be possible to give anyone from our era the full experience of this war, certainly in book format, however this is as close as you can get. You see the people and the reality in fantastically reproduced pictures.
Overall a wonderful book if you are interested in military history, in particular the Great War.