Death's Men: Soldiers of the Great War
27 Aug 2014
'First would come the tenor of lighter artillery pieces assorted in drum fire. Then in the front line the typewriter clacking of machine-guns, the bonfire crackling of rifles and the hacking cough of grenades . . . ' Following a typical soldier's journey from enlistment, training, the trip to France, trench life, home leave, battle and the aftermath, Death's Men recounts the experiences of dozens of ordinary British infantrymen and officers during the First World War. It is a remarkable testament to the courage and endurance of a generation of young men who gave everything to serve their country a hundred years ago.