Forgotten Victory

Forgotten Victory : The First World War -Myths and Realities

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This volume offers a revisionist view of World War I. The author contends that the popular view that World War I was, in the words of historian John Keegan, "tragic and unnecessary", is wrong. It is his argued belief that such a conclusion does not represent the cutting edge of research into the most controversial conflict in British history. Based on 20 years of research, as well as reflecting the interpretations of the revisioniest school of historians based around the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, the Imperial War Museum and the British Commission for Military History, this book challenges the fundamental assumptions underpinning the traditional belief that World War I was a wholly futile conflict.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 161 x 241 x 30mm | 629g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 16pp b/w photos + 9 maps
  • 0747271577
  • 9780747271574

About Professor Gary Sheffield

Dr Gary Sheffield is Land Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, and Senior Lecturer at King's College London (War Studies Group). From 1985 to 1999 he taught in the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.show more

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