The French Army in the First World War

Ian Sumner

* A broad selection of over 200 photographs recording the French army during the Great War

* Previously unpublished photographs showing the experience of the French soldiers and the conditions in which they served

* A graphic introduction to the history of an army that has often been neglected in English accounts of the conflict

* A companion vo
Date Published :
March 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images Of War
Illustration :
180 photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473856196
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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The French army of the First World War withstood the main force of the German onslaught on the Western Front, but often it is neglected in English histories of the conflict. Now, though, keen interest in the war in general and in the part the French played in it has prompted a fresh appreciation of their army and the men who served in it.

Ian Sumner’s wide-ranging photographic history is an important contribution in this growing field. Using a selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs, he provides a graphic overview of every aspect of a French soldier’s service during the struggle.

But while the photographs create a fascinating all-round portrait of the French poilu at war, they also give an insight into the army as a whole, and offer a rare French perspective on the Great War.

About The Author
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Ian Sumner is a prolific writer and researcher who specializes in local and military history. He has made a particular study of the French army and air force during the First World War, his many books on the subject including The French Army 1914-18, French Poilu 1914-18, First Battle of the Marne 1914, They Shall Not Pass: The French Army on the Western Front 1914-1918, Kings of the Air: French Aces and Airmen of the Great War and The French Army at Verdun.

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