The First Battle, 1914

Book - 2004 | 1st ed
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young Adolf Hitler. Beckett carefully analyzes the issue of the "immortal salient," and how the battle created myths about the British army and its relations with the French and Belgians that persist to this day. Beckett includes transcripts of the original orders of battle and a substantial bibliography. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Conditions at Ypres were hideous from the start, stayed hideous for four years, and were used a quarter of a century later to justify, in part, the next world war. Military historian and educator Beckett meticulously describes the first battle that ended open, mobile warfare on the Western Front. He carefully follows the movements of troops and material that led to contact, the moments of battle, advance and retreat, and the Kindermord, the "slaughter of the innocents" that so affected the
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Education, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0582506123
Branch Call Number: 940.421 BEC
Characteristics: xx, 221 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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