What the critics say

“This is a superlative study of two hitherto neglected artists, which presents a distinctive view of the Great War. The book is elegantly designed by David Grey and the author has, through both text and illustrations, successfully evoked the personalities of her two subjects in a most appealing and profound way.” Peter Cormack, A Long, Long Trail A-Winding – Centenary Perspectives on the Great War, The Society for Army Historical Research, 2018

“He was never recognised as an official artist, nor listed by the Imperial War Museum, possibly because he concentrated on the unheroic face of war. The drawings show soldiers huddled under greatcoats, snatching a minute’s sleep in the corner of a muddy trench, digging in under driving rain, watching for enemy snipers through a makeshift periscope – and lying dead alongside their horses.” Max Hastings, The Times, 1st July 2017

“Now the work of both husband and wife is covered in this beautiful, informative book. Combining the letters they exchanged, sometimes almost daily, and his remarkable drawings and paintings, it is a unique diary of the war.” Duncan Macmillan, Scotland on Sunday, 2nd July 2017

“Williams’s intricate draughtsmanship captures the drama of battle and quiet moments in the soldier’s everyday life.” The Lady, 28th April 2017.

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