I have to agree with T.J Denman's review to some extent, though I had no illusions as to the source of the material. The reading can be rather heavy going, and it does seem a little stilted. However it is fascinating to read what was going on on the other side of No-man's-land. There is so much from the English point of view that your thoughts can become very lopsided. To get the full picture you really need to read what it was like from the other side, and there are relatively few books telling that. Well worth reading.