Western Front

1914-1918

John Terraine

 
Date Published :
May 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780850529203
Pages : 232
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
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Overview
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John Terraine is perhaps the most distinguished historian of the First World War. In this collection of fascinating essays he addresses a number of particular topics - among them the genesis of the Western Front, Lloyd George and his influence on the war, Haig, Plumer, the battles of Guise, Passchendaele and Amiens - but his specially written Introduction and linking passages give the book a remarkable unity and enable it to be read as a coherent whole.

The author's lucid style stands out in making this book a model of accurate, well-argued and readable military history.

About The Author
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John Terraine was born in London in 1921 and educated in Stamford School and Keble College, Oxford. He worked for nearly twenty years in the BBC as a record programs assistant, a producer of Radio Newsreel, a programme assistant in the East European Service, and program organiser of the Pacific and South African service. In 1963 he began his work on the BBC Television series 'The Great War', for which he received the Screenwriters' Guild Documentary Award. In 1969 he won the Society of Film and Television Arts Script Award for his 'The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten', which he wrote for Themes TV. He was scriptwriter and narrator for the BBC series 'The Mighty Continent' in 1974. Mr Terraine is a highly-respected authority on the First World War and has already published nine books on the subject, including: Mons: The Retreat to Victory, Douglas Haig: The Educated Soldier, The Western Front, The Great War: An Illustrated History, The Road to Passchendaele, To Win a War, The Smoke and the Fire: Myths and Anti-Smiths of War, The Right of the Line and Business of Great Waters.

REVIEWS
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"John Terraine's nine essays either help our understanding or stimulate our thought'. Correlli Barnett 'another opportunity to admire his clarity of thought and his excellent style."

- Sunday Times

"John Terraine reflects with insight and compassion on the appalling shambles of the Western Front"

- The Times

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