About the Author
Richard van Emden has interviewed over 270 veterans of the Great War and has written widely on the 1914-18 conflict.
Previous books include Britain's Last Tommies, Boy Soldiers of the Great War, All Quiet on the Home Front, Prisoners of the Kaiser and
the top five best-selling The Trench. He has visited the Somme and Ypres every year since 1985 and has an expert knowledge of the
First World War battlefields.
He currently lives in London.