1914

Voices from the Battlefields

Matthew Richardson

 
Date Published :
January 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
100 color and b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848847774
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The opening battles on the Western Front marked a watershed in military history. A dramatic, almost Napoleonic war of movement quickly gave way to static, attritional warfare in which modern weaponry had forced the combatants to take to the earth. Some of the last cavalry charges took place in the same theater in which armored cars, motorcycles and airplanes were beginning to make their presence felt. These dramatic developments were recorded in graphic detail by soldiers who were eyewitnesses to them. There is a freshness and immediacy to their accounts which Matthew Richardson exploits in this thoroughgoing reassessment of the 1914 campaign. His vivid narrative emphasizes the perspective of the private soldiers and the junior officers of the British Army, the men at the sharp end of the fighting.

About The Author
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Matthew Richardson is Curator of Social History at Manx National Heritage. He has a long term interest in military history, in particular the First and Second World Wars. This is his eleventh book for Pen and Sword, and is the culmination of many years of study and research into the role of the Isle of Man between 1939 and 1945\. He is fortunate enough to have met and spoken with many of the contributors whose words appear in this book.

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