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1918 : A Very British Victory

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1918 was the critical year of battle as the Great War reached its brutal climax. Warfare of an epic scale was fought on the Western Front, where ordinary British soldiers faced the final test of their training, tactics and determination. That they withstood the storm and began an astonishing counterattack, is proof that by 1918, the British army was the most effective fighting force in the world. But this ultimate victory came at devastating cost. Using a wealth of previously unpublished material, historian Peter Hart gives a vivid account of this last year of conflict - what it was like to fight on the frontline, through the words of the men who were there. In a chronicle of unparalleled scope and depth, he brings to life the suspense, turmoil and tragedy of 1918's vast offensives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 42mm | 421.84g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0753826895
  • 9780753826898
  • 335,299

About Peter Hart

Peter Hart was born in 1955. He went to Liverpool University before joining the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum in 1981. He is now Oral Historian at the Archive. He is the author of several highly acclaimed works on the First World War.show more

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A tale or turmoil and tragedy but also a most readable tribute to the British Tommy. * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER * Hart's scholarship is undeniably impressive * SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * Managing to portray the men behind the myths, Hart's eye for detail and empathy brings the battles and hardships to life. * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *show more

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Managing to portray the men behind the myths, Hart's eye for detail and empathy brings the battles and hardships to life. BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTHshow more

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