• "I have never seen or read anything that brings the First World War quite so vividly alive."

    Mark Haddon, Guardian
  • "Does [it] count as a book of the year? It's certainly my meticulously illustrated panorama of the year."

    Craig Taylor, Observer
  • "Monumental."

    Nigel Jones, Sunday Telegraph Seven
  • "Sampling this later photographic narrative, published ahead of next year's First World War centenary, left this reader feeling like Tommy Atkins after one of the Great Wa'’s artillery barrages: shell-shocked."

    Sean O'Grady, Independent
  • "A spectacular pictorial history."

    Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

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