Nichols wrote a powerful account of the Kaisers last great offensive battle from inside the eye of the storm, and it is one of the few primary source accounts which are told from the often overlooked perspective of the British artillerymen. Nichols, with wonderful British reserve, records how the men of the Royal Field Artillery steadfastly manned their guns. Nichols survived the onslaught and in 1919, was able to produce a full account of both the retreat and the British counter-attack which won back the lost ground.
First published in 1919, while censorship was still in force, this wonderful primary source has long been out of print and its welcome return makes for essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Great War.
"...highly recommended to anyone interested in learning about the workings of an RFA battalion headquarters in World War I." ~Roads to the Great War