'The book is both factually interesting and comical, illustrating the sometimes monumental mistakes that have decided wars for centuries while revealing some truly enthralling pieces of military history'
'Barmy Armies: tales of derring-do (and derring-don't)'
'A damn fine and mirthful read, especially those sections that - rightfully - give the rise to the perfidious French!'
'Even if this book can't eliminate all future military blunders, it will be invaluable for preparing witty after-dinner speeches'
WAR may be hell, but Justin Pollard in a new book, Charge!, has unearthed some funny and strange episodes in military history
'It's a great collection of really interesting titbits, anecdotes, drunken generals, circular boats, and a war allegedly started by a bit of pastry'