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  • Compelling and vivid ... this memorable chronicle never loses sight of the terrible pointlessness of the conflict.

    Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times
  • The Adventures in Time series offers accessible retellings of key moments in history for a younger audience (and, no doubt, older readers too). This instalment distils the complexities of World War I into a succinct, vivid account, which never loses sight of either the heroism or the horrors.

    History Revealed
  • Few plots can rival the real-life dramas played out in the superb Adventures in Time series by the historian Dominic Sandbrook, one of the most exciting new voices in children's non-fiction.

    Daily Telegraph
  • History and fiction meld in a spectacular new series retelling thrilling tales from past eras, all with the benefit of the latest research.

    Financial Times
  • For lovers of non-fiction, Dominic Sandbrook's narrative series has been a boon ... This volume is inevitably moving, and an illuminating chronicle of the waste of war.

    The Times Children's Books of the Year

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