How many times have you seen the phrase "If you only read one book read this" to find that, after reading the book, it's not so great after all. Well this one time you will not be disappointed. Lyn Macdonald takes you straight into the hearts and minds of those involved in the conflict with her blend of narrative and first hand accounts. From the very beginning of the book you are drawn into the conflict that marked the end of imperialism and ushered in a new age of industrialised warfare. It is a refreshing approach and I cannot recommend this book highly enough.