Fb2 The Western Front ePub
by Richard Holmes
|Publisher:||Bbc Book Pub (February 28, 2001)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1873 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1560 kb|
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Publisher: BBC Books ISBN 13: 9780563384939.
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Richard Holmes brings the Western Front to life in this richly detailed and authoritative book, in a way that goes deep beneath scholarly debate, ripping off the veneer of clich which now covers the war as it really was. The book, like the series, is both chronological and thematic, following the story of the Western Front whilst picking out particular episodes in its history to highlight more general themes. Individual events are thus used to illuminate wider truths to form a descriptive yet deeply analytical book.
The Western Front was created by the war’s opening campaign. The Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71 had been a humiliating defeat for the French, and at its end France’s two easternmost provinces, Alsace and Lorraine, were ceded to Germany. The logic that encouraged the Allies to attack on the Western Front, to recover friendly territory, worked in reverse for the Germans, and persuaded them to remain on the defensive, holding gains which would prove useful bargaining counters if there was a compromise peace. They made only three major exceptions, in 1915, in 1916 at Verdun, and in the spring of 1918.
The Western Front drew men of my grandfathers’ generation to it like a malign and . And yet the front needs to be kept in proper perspective.
The Western Front drew men of my grandfathers’ generation to it like a malign and irresistible magnet. During the course of the First World War about 4 million British soldiers served there.
His other books include The Western Front and Dusty Warriors. As well as his work as an academic and writer, Richard Holmes joined the Territorial Army in 1964, and served for over 35 years, retiring as a brigadier and Britain’s most senior reservist. Richard Holmes, whose mastery of the British Army is unequalled, describes its Indian experience with affectionate realism and a wealth of anecdotes. worthy memorial of one of the most extraordinary experiences in British history’. MAX HASTINGS, Sunday Telegraph.
Richard Holmes at his best. Richard Holmes was one of Britain’s most distinguished and eminent military historians and broadcasters. Excellent description of life for a British soldier in the First World War. He writes with technical proficiency, good scholarship, and underlying it all, strong sentiment. For many years Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science, he also taught military history at Sandhurst. He was the author of many best-selling and widely acclaimed books including Redcoat, Tommy, Marlborough and Wellington, and famous for his BBC series such as War Walks, In the Footsteps of Churchill and Wellington.
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