Western Front 1917-1918

John Grehan, Martin Mace

 
Date Published :
October 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Despatches from the Front
Illustration :
Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781593233
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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From the moment the German army moved quietly into Luxemburg on 2 August 1914, to the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the fighting on the Western Front in France and Flanders never stopped. There were quiet periods, just as there were the most intense, savage, huge-scale battles.

The war on the Western Front can be thought of as being in three phases: first, a war of movement as Germany attacked France and the Allies sought to halt it; second, the lengthy and terribly costly siege warfare as the entrenched lines proved impossible to crack (late 1914 to mid-1918); and finally a return to mobile warfare as the Allies applied lessons and technologies forged in the previous years.

As with previous wars, British Commanders-in-Chief of a theater of war or campaign were obliged to report their activities and achievements to the War Office in the form of a dispatch and those written from the Western Front provide a fascinating, detailed and compelling overview of this part of the First World War.

This volume concludes with Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig’s fascinating dispatch, originally published in 1919, on the execution of the fighting on the Western Front.

About The Author
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JOHN GREHAN has written, edited or contributed to more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history from the Iron Age to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. John has also appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine from its inception until 2014. John now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty-five years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. Following the success of this book, he established Historic Military Press, which has published a wide range of titles. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, the first issue of which went on sale in May 2007. This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical on the high street. Martin now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

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