“I read this at school but just re-read it as a ‘classics bookclub’ pick to commemorate the centenary of WWI. Unflinching in its portrayal of the trenches, it also stands as a testament to friendship and endurance. Not an easy read, but a wonderful one!” Bob
Discover the most famous anti-war novel ever written.
One by one the boys begin to fall… In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the ‘glorious war’. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up.
What follows is the moving story of a young ‘unknown soldier’ experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches.