The Western Front
A History of the First World War
The definitive history of the Western Front - from the acclaimed author of the bestselling Passchendaele
In the annals of military history, the Western Front stands as asymbol of the folly of war. However, bestselling historian Nick Lloyd reveals that the story is notone of pointlessness and stupidity, of generals being unthinking "donkeys".
Drawing upon the latest scholarship, wrongly overlooked accounts and archival material, Lloyd explains the achievements that have been obscured by legends of mud, blood and futility. He recreates the decision-making and experiences of the war as it was and redefines our understanding of this monumental tragedy.