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The Western Front By Richard Holmes

The Western Front by Richard Holmes

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For most British people, the First World War was the Western Front, the trench line stretching from the Swiss Frontier to the North Sea.

The Western Front Summary

The Western Front by Richard Holmes

For most British people, the First World War was the Western Front, the trench line stretching from the Swiss Frontier to the North Sea. It was there that the majority of nearly nine million British and Dominion soldiers who enlisted during the war served, and where most of the 947,000 who were killed met their deaths.

This detailed but accessible account covers everything from how the front was created and the experiences of the British Army in France, to the battle of Verdun and the last hundred days of the war. Holmes' concise and heartfelt narrative is illustrated with photographs, diagrams, maps and quotations that bring this inhuman four years of history to life.

In one of the best single-volume histories of the First World War available, Holmes skillfully clarifies the complexities of the Western Front, and highlights the political, military and human dilemmas of this, the most bitter and bloody of conflicts.

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Top notch * Independent *
A remarkable achievement * Daily Mail *
Authoritative, concise, wide-ranging and readable ... it is hard to see how Richard Holmes' The Western Front can be bettered * BBC History Magazine *

About Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He has written more then a dozen books on military history, including the highly acclaimed Wellington, Redcoat and Tommy, and is the general editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History. He presented the BBC television series The Western Front, War Walks, Battlefields and In the Footsteps of Churchill and wrote the accompanying books.

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GOR010645463
9781846075827
1846075823
The Western Front by Richard Holmes
Used - Like New
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2008-11-06
272
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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