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The Imperial War Museum Book of the Western Front
     

The Imperial War Museum Book of the Western Front

by Malcolm Brown
 

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'An unrivalled and readable introduction to the years of Trench Warfare' TESThe First World War was won and lost on the Western Front. Covering the whole war, from the guns of August 1914 to the sudden silence of the November 1918 Armistice, the IWM Book of the Western Front reveals what life was really like for the men and women involved. With first-hand accounts of

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'An unrivalled and readable introduction to the years of Trench Warfare' TESThe First World War was won and lost on the Western Front. Covering the whole war, from the guns of August 1914 to the sudden silence of the November 1918 Armistice, the IWM Book of the Western Front reveals what life was really like for the men and women involved. With first-hand accounts of off-duty entertainments, trench fatalism, and going over the top, this is an extremely important contribution to the continuing debate on the First World War. Malcolm Brown has updated this edition, introducing new evidence on sex and homosexuality, executions, the treatment or mistreatment of prisoners and shell shock.'A blockbuster . . . as near as anyone is likely to get to the authentic life of the trenches' Yorkshire Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447264323
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
11/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,144,902
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Malcolm Brown studied at Oxford before serving his National Service in the Royal Navy, in which he was commissioned in the Special Branch. He was then for many years a BBC TV Documentary Producer, specialising in historical and military subjects. He has been a freelance historian at the Imperial War Museum since 1989, and has written numerous books on the First World War, including The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme and The Imperial War Museum Book of 1918.

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