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Mud, Blood and Poppycock: Britain and the Great War

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The popular view of the First World War remains that of 'Blackadder': incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths. Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up. Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18 turn out to be myths woven in the 1960s by young historians on the make. Gordon Corrigan's brilliant, witty new history reveals how out of touch we have become with the soldiers of 1914-18. They simply would not recognize the way their generation is depicted on TV or in Pat Barker's novels. Laced with dry humour, this will overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War. Gordon Corrigan reveals how the British embraced technology, and developed the weapons and tactics to break through the enemy trenches.

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The true story of how Britain won the First World War.

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ISBN:
9780304366590
Author:
Corrigan, Gordon
Publisher:
Cassell
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cassell Military Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 b/w photos
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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