A frank, moving and very personal account in candid poetry of real and disperate conflicts experienced personally by the author in Ireland, Bosnia and the Gulf. Talently written by a young retired British army officer and drawn from his own personal experiences of close conflict. Jeffcock's poetry expresses with keen observation, incite and emotional honesty his own tours of duties so evoking the power of the lost generation of poets from the Great War of 1914-1918. A modern Siegfried Sassoon who has survived to tell a real and harrowing human account of current warfare usually concealed from today's reader.
I would have preferred to know that this book was full of poems. I had been led to believe it also contained short, personal stories of life in the war zones. However, that is not to detract from the content which is thought provoking, sad and a real insight into time away from family and friends with your life on the line.