• 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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