They Shall Not Pass

The French Army on the Western Front 1914 - 1918

Ian Sumner

 
Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 b&w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526721822
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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This graphic collection of firsthand accounts sheds new light on the experiences of the French army during the Great War. It reveals in authentic detail the perceptions and emotions of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the most destructive conflict the world had ever seen. Their testimony gives a striking insight into the mentality of the troops and their experience of combat, their emotional ties to their relatives at home, their opinions about their commanders and their fellow soldiers, the appalling conditions and dangers they endured, and their attitude to their German enemy. In their own words they offer a fascinating inside view of the massive life-and-death struggle that took place on the Western Front.

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, Kings of the Air: French Aces and Airmen of the Great War and The French Army at Verdun.

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