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Too Important For The Generals

Losing and Winning the First World War
Large Print
(544 Pages)
Product Number: LP3959
Released: 01 Jan, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510051751
Publisher: W F Howes
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One of the great questions about the First World War is why did it take so long to win and exact so appalling a human cost? After all this was a fight that, we were told, would be over by Christmas. Now, in his major new history, Allan Mallinson, former professional soldier, provides answers that are disturbing as well as controversial; holding a contemporary resonance. He disputes the growing consensus among historians that British generals were not to blame for the losses and setbacks in the ‘war to end all wars’ – that, given the magnitude of their task, they did as well anyone could have.

Author(s): Allan Mallinson
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2017

Professional reviews

"This is a powerfully-argued and polemical new history of the First World War, by one of Britain's most respected military historians. "Allan Mallinson puts his case compellingly in a stimulating overview of the war. He combines the authority of a soldier-turned-military historian with the imaginative touch of the historical novelist." THE TIMES"

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