Simple account reveals so much
almost matter-of-fact way that Peterborough soldier John Stennett describes being injured during a First World War battle is quite chilling.
Yet it is also deeply moving. It reveals how that generation took the most appalling circumstances in their stride and carried those burdens - many making the ultimate sacrifice.
It is why historian Paul Kendall’s book, and others like it, is so important. Their stoic heroism must never be forgotten