Helen McPhail is a writer and translator specialising in the history and literature of World War I. She is co-author of St Quentin (Battlefield series), Wilfred Owen, Sassoon & Graves and Edmund Blunden (On The Trail of the Poets of the Great War series).
'Revealing on both historical and domestic levels; it is full of odd insights and careful thought, and it is moving, too, in its recollection of a tragic and often forgotten experience of the French people.' - The Daily Telegraph 'a poignant and sensitive account' - Robert Gildea 'This richly documented account is to be highly commended and deserves to be widely read.' - European Business Review