• "An extraordinary and immensely moving book"

    Stephen Fry
  • "This extraordinary book is crammed with details, conjuring up the atmosphere of war as vividly as the frequent descriptions of appalling violence"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "The words of the soldiers are as fresh as if they were written yesterday ... extraordinary"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "These stories are so harrowing, and their witness so precise and devastating"

    The Times
  • "The stories of these now long-dead vets simply jump off the page"