William Bridge was born in Shropshire and has degrees in Russian and Engineering. He is interested in history and in particular the First World War. He lives in London and is married with two children.
Diary and letters of Captain Henry Evelyn Arthur Platt including his time at Eton, Sandhurst and in the First World War.
He describes life in the Hussars and Coldstream Guards, how he was gassed in May 1915, and life in the trenches.
He was killed near Ypres in May 1916.
The book is illustrated with maps and photographs, and includes biographies of his wife, son, brother and parents.