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24hr Under Attack : Tommy Defends the Frontline

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Ten million military personnel died during the Great War. Many millions of them experienced horrendous enemy attacks on entrenched positions that stretched across France and Belgium, as well as further afield. This groundbreaking book relives twenty-four hours of an actual Platoon under attack, using a battalion war diary to follow the assault hour by hour. A team of historians and archaeologists reconstructs the fighting, revealing how the British Tommy defended his hard-won positions against heavy fire and enemy attack. Robertshaw presents the Great War in colour, as it was experienced, using stunning images to bring the the full force of these frightening assaults to life. This truly is First World War history at its finest.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 12mm | 419.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • 0752488694
  • 9780752488691
  • 1,473,706

About Andrew Robertshaw

Andy Robertshaw was lead historical consultant for Spielberg s "War Horse" and briefly starred in the film as an officer. He is a museum curator, military historian, battlefield guide, Great War expert for the Army and the BBC, author, and broadcaster."show more