Reviews

  • 'Captivating . . . Jingoistic statues never pay a proper tribute to the dead, but honest books, like this one, certainly do'

    Vitali Vitaliev, Guardian
  • Antony Beevor gained access to the unplumbed records, and he reveals the full awfulness and human cost of the conflict with scholarly verve and deep sympathy. The pity of war has seldom been rendered so well

    Ben Macintyre
  • A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist . . . This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle

    Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph
  • A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history

    Sarah Bradford, The Times