One year in a Sardinian brigade in 1916, fighting the Austrians, and an informal record of that year spent for the most part in the trenches. One more indictment of war (though not vital enough to give it much importance). One sees a Colonel so shattered by the atrocities that he can remain sane only while brandy is plentiful, a General who is near-mad and issues one suicidal order after another, the mounting resistance of the soldiers, finally resulting in mutiny, the author's personal experiences. The story closes the day of the big offensive. Thin.