The memoirs of James Porter, recounting his time in the trenches of World War 1

"I could hear the shells hissing past me, then all of a sudden I could hear one coming which sounded louder than the rest had done, then I knew perfectly well that it was mine, and before I could say anything I was struck with something that felt like a ton weight swinging from the sky...

If ever I thought my last day had come that was the time."

From the world changing moments, the grand, blasting battles and the writing of history, to the quieter moments, the intimacy of the trenches, the peeling of the onions, this journal recounts one man’s journey through the trenches of World War 1, and home again, forever changed.