Myth of the Great War

Myth of the Great War : A New Military History of World War One

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Based on a decade of research in French and German archives, The Myth of the Great War reveals what actually happened on the battlefield, as opposed to what French and British commanders and governments claimed. John Mosier analyses campaigns routinely ignored, and shows why conventional accounts of such major battles as Verdun are incorrect. He explains how German weapons, tactics, training and leadership were consistently superior and why their losses were very substantially less than those of the Allies. Mosier also discusses the major military leaders on both sides - Joffre, Petain, Foch, Gallieni, von Moltke, Ludendorff, von Falkenhayn, von Mudra, Pershing, French, Haig, Wilson and more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861973950
  • 9781861973955

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'Consistently impressive' - Ian Ousby, Spectator 'There is much in the book that I really admire, not least its brilliant recasting of the traditional military narrative' - Niall Ferguson, author of The Pity of War 'Historians who disagree will be compelled at the very least to come to terms with his argument. A necessary addition to any serious collection of military or WW1 history' - Kirkus Reviewsshow more

About John Mosier

John Mosier is Professor of English at Loyola Univeristy, New Orleans. He has taught widely in European literature and more