Publication year: 2014
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
ISBN: 1408703556 9781408703557 (hbk): 30.00
The First World War was too big to be grasped by its participants. In the retelling of their war in the competing memories of leaders and commanders, and the anguished fiction of its combatants, any sense of order and purpose, effort and achievement, was missing. Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians and those managing the vast economy of industrialised warfare, this book explains why and how this new type of conflict born out of industrial society was fought as it was.
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