Headline, 1st ed., 2005. 340 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 15cm. FINE. One Cutting Tipped-in. In this ground-breaking book the author reveals his evidence that more than a quarter of a million British boys, some as young as thirteen, fought on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 and that girls also played a role close to the firing line as volunteer nurses. In this book their stories of sacrifice and heroism are told for the first time, through the use of hitherto unpublished diaries, letters and the personal testimonies of the last survivors.