This book is a fantastic telling of the injured from WW1 It is about those who were wounded and those trying to keep them alive. It examines the new ways of treating soldiers - the basic principles of which are still in place. Shedding a completely new view on the first world war and really engagingly told. As a non- historian I am generally put off by dry, factually rich academical historical texts- this book utterly changes that with the telling of the stories of real individuals. Factual information is woven into these personal histories, making these facts easy to understand and also explaining why certain decisions were made and the consequences of them. It really brings history to life, and is a great read for anyone with an interest in WW1 young and old alike.