Public school boys in the trenches If you only read one book about the First World War in this centenary year, let me suggest that this might be it. Malcolm MacGregor, Ipswich SIX WEEKS The short and gallant life of a British officer in the First World War By John Lewis-Stempel. Orion. 368 pages. £9.99 ISBN 978 1 409 102 144 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.