Royal Artillery officer Francis Foljambe's personal diary of his experience on the Western Front forms the basis of this unique account of upper-class English family life in the Great War. Other family letters and diaries that have languished in an attic since the Great War, unseen and unknown, are also included. The war in Europe was not the whole story and what was happening at home was of equal importance. There are letters from the women of the family showing many of their hopes and fears and their bravery in the face of terrible events to come.
Brigadier Jolyon Jackson is Director of Army Training. He is also a keen military historian.