20th Century Battlefields [NOOK Book]

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In this riveting book, political journalist Peter Snow and military historian Dan Snow bring to life the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the 20th century - from the apocalyptic terrain of the Western Front to the desert landscape of Iraq. Punctuated by powerful eyewitness testimony, their compelling and often shocking narrative highlights the strategy of military commanders as well as the experience of men on the frontline. 20th Century Battlefields looks back at the most violent century in history ...

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20th Century Battlefields

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Overview

In this riveting book, political journalist Peter Snow and military historian Dan Snow bring to life the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the 20th century - from the apocalyptic terrain of the Western Front to the desert landscape of Iraq. Punctuated by powerful eyewitness testimony, their compelling and often shocking narrative highlights the strategy of military commanders as well as the experience of men on the frontline. 20th Century Battlefields looks back at the most violent century in history and examines the challenges facing armed forces in the future.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
BBC journalist Peter Snow and his son, historian Dan Snow (coauthors, Battlefield Britain) discuss eight battles here: Amiens (1918), Midway (1942), Stalingrad (1942), Imjin River (1951), the Tet Offensive (1968), the Yom Kippur War (1973), the Falklands (1982), and the Gulf War (1990–91). Focusing on the most striking war sites, they select conflicts that they believe had an impact on the course of history: if any had turned out differently, so would have the 20th century (the Falklands saved Margaret Thatcher's career, in case you're wondering). Of the eight, Amiens and the Imjin River are the two least known; the former marked the beginning of the last campaign of World War I and the latter involved British troops in Korea. Sharp narrative and the use of new eyewitness reports make this a welcome addition to any shelf of battle compendiums. It is a companion volume to a BBC documentary by the Snows. Recommended.
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“A gripping account . . . told with insight, a keen sense of drama and the benefit of a good deal of fresh interview material.” — Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, Oxford University.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448140596
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster who has covered military matters on and off the battlefield for more that 40 years. Dan Snow is a military historian who has presented a number of BBC history programmes. In 2004 they wrote Battlefields Britain. This is their second book.

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