• "[John Keegan] has a remarkable capacity to appreciate both the political context of the war and its immediate meaning for those caught in the heat of battle... Lucid, informed and authoritative"

    Sunday Times
  • "In this magnificently illustrated volume, our most original military historian gives the whys and wherefores of war as well as the blood and guts."

    Mail on Sunday
  • "John Keegan's history of World War II stands above the competition"

  • "A graceful writer as well as a knowledgeable student of martial history, [Keegan] enlivens his chronicle with wry wit... An informed and informative accounting of a horrific war"

    Kirkus Reviews