Death's Men

Death's Men

Soldiers Of The Great War


The classic bestselling story of the First World War as told by the soldiers themselves

'A raw, haunting read' Guardian

Death's Men is the story of the brave, ordinary men who were called on to face the horrors of war. It shows the reality of the First World War the voices of the men who fought.

'An engrossing view of what it was like to live in the trenches' Telegraph

Denis Winter read history at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Death's Men was first published in 1978, to critical acclaim, and here is reissued for the 2014 centenary.

'Highly readable' Time Out

'A compelling account of what the war was like for the ordinary soldier' Professor Trevor Wilson

'A novel and arresting approach to the writing of military history' John Keegan, New Statesman


  • An engrossing view of what it was like to live in the trenches, go on leave, get wounded, et cetera, and features voice after voice from the ranks

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Denis Winter

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