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The Death of Glory By Robin Neillands

The Death of Glory by Robin Neillands

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The year 1915 marked a new and more dangerous phase of World War I with the introduction of gas and the failure of US peace intervention. This book presents history, focusing, above all, on the battlefields of the Western front, where these developments led to nail-biting action and tragic bloodbaths.

The Death of Glory Summary

The Death of Glory by Robin Neillands

The year 1915 marked a new and more dangerous phase of World War I with the introduction of gas and the failure of US peace intervention. Neillands' history focuses, above all, on the battlefields of the Western front, where these developments led to nail-biting action and tragic bloodbaths. On the battlefields, the allies were frighteningly unprepared. They simply tried to fight a new kind of war in an old-fashioned way. And this lack of fresh thinking resulted in disatruous allied massacres. 1915 was a the pivotal point between the encounter battles of yesteryear and modern battles of attrition heralded by Verdun and the Somme. But Neillands' dramatic focus on the field of action is also complemented by his ranging examination of the wider canvas of diplomatic and political struggles. Neillands uses his great expertise, garnered during research on his previous three WW1 books, to set 1915 in the context of the war of a whole. Ypres, Gallipoli, the torpedoing of the Lusitania...1915 was a turbulent time, strangely neglected by military history. 1915 is a fascinating, long-overdue account of one of the most terrible years in the history of warfare.

The Death of Glory Reviews

Praise for Robin Neilland's previous books: -- . 'Rarely has oral history been put to better use' -- Blake Morrison, Independent on Sunday 'Immensely readable ... a blast of fresh air. Anyone who aspires to the command of anything or opining a view of command should be forced to read it. A great blast of level-headedness' -- The Spectator 'Informed and explicit, this is military history at its best' -- Western Daily Press 'Excellent' -- Literary Review 'Well researched and highly readable' -- Blackpool Gazette 'Neillands ! was not into simply chronicling the events of 1915, but rather has returned to a favourite subject -- the role of the generals and the scorn poured on their heads in later year' -- Belfast Newsletter

About Robin Neillands

Robin Neillands is the author of several widely acclaimed books on the First and Second World Wars, including The Battle of Normandy, 1944; The Great War Generals on the Western Front and The Conquest of the Reich. His most recent, The Bomber War, Major General Julian Thompson called 'a compelling and very moving account'. Of the same book Blake Morrison wrote 'rarely has oral history been put to better use'.

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GOR002024890
9780719562457
0719562457
The Death of Glory by Robin Neillands
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Murray Press
2007-08-09
320
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