• A touching tribute to ordinary lives . . . brutally cut off long before their allotted time

    Sunday Telegraph
  • A fascinating mix of history and sociology that leaves one with a profound sense of the vagaries and cruelties of fate, particularly during times of war

    Country Life
  • [A] fascinating history

    Daily Telegraph
  • A moving look at the harrowing stories behind a century of names inscribed on the war memorial of a small and sleepy Devon village

    Sunday Times
  • An engaging, absorbing work

    Chris Baker, The Long, Long Trail/Great War Forum
  • With this book Aslet makes an important contribution to social history... the stories are not tidy portraits of heroism but achingly real portraits of wartime loss experienced by a changing rural community

    Daily Express