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

    The Times
  • "With the rawness and immediacy that only this kind of oral history can provide"

    Sunday Times
  • "An extraordinary and immensely moving book"

    Stephen Fry
  • "A unique collection of personal testimonies ... a timely reminder of the sacrifices and horrors of war"

    Sunday Express
  • "The sound of real human voices: bewildered, sad, often angry, sometimes bitter, but for the most part remarkable ... a shattered relay-race of narrative gives the book a ghostly, choric poetry"