Denis Winter

Death's Men

Death's Men

Soldiers Of The Great War


Millions of British men were involved in the Great War of 1914-18. But both during and after the war, the individual voices of the soldiers were lost in the collective picture. Men drew arrows on maps and talked of battles and campaigns, but avoided what it felt like to be in the front line. Civilians did not ask and soldiers did not write.

Death's Men portrays the life of ordinary soldiers who were called on to face the appalling fears and discomforts of the Front. It shows the reality of the First World War through the voices of the men who fought.