War Stories provides a fascinating account of ordinary people swept up by the horror of war. They are caught up in the most extreme ordeal humans have to endure: their experiences are the stuff of legend.
This is the story - much of it unwritten until now - of the men and women who have pushed the barriers of bravery, suffering and sheer terror beyond the imaginable.
These 31 stories from history since the 18th century include that of Edward Seager who was an officer in the Charge of the Light Brigade, Christine Skarbek a spy and saboteur during the Second World War, Benedict Arnold a US turncoat in the War of Independence, and Madeleine de Lancey who nursed her dying husband after the Battle of Waterloo.
The most recent War Story is that of Ahmad Terkawi, a Syrian chemist who managed to escape from Homs with his family and survived a terrifying journey on foot, boat and bus to arrive in Sweden in 2015.