"... This is the human face of war, the troops marching up Auckland's Queen St as they mobilise, the mother saying goodbye, the landing and settlement in Anzac Cove, the men in trenches. Blurred and muddy though many of the images are, they remain powerful even in these days of taking crisp colour photos with a phone. There are grim scenes among the images but for me what resonates are the faces of the ordinary people caught up in conflict and the animals that served them. These are the moments of war between the fighting - the marshalling of supplies, the endless waiting, the filling in of time. There is a balance between glorifying history's great battles and making sure they are never forgotten. This book finds it."
Nicky Pellegrino, Books: Tender way with fantasy, New Zealand Herald, Sunday 5 April 2015