This is a very moving and interesting book. Movng because the sacrifices and details of the lost boys of the First World War are there and interesting because Dorothea makes her diary entries in a practical and professional way. Dorothea's diaries are not sentimental but realistic and kind and occasionally funny. It is interesting to read how she could detach herself 'from the horrors' to explore the local countryside and gives clear and lucid details of her French surroundings. Many thanks to her family for releasing the diary.