The Britain at War team scout out the latest items of interest
Publisher: Profile Books
Hardback: 453 pages
ACROSS THE entire centenary period of the First World War it almost seems as though the volume and weight of books produced on the subject must surely equal that of all the artillery shells fired on the Western Front; of those, a proportion were lightweight - or else they were duds. However, this offering from the well-known Great War historian Peter Hart undoubtedly falls into the bracket of a heavyweight artillery shell. And it certainly isn’t a dud! On the contrary, this is arguably the most significant book produced in the centenary year of the Armistice and is a masterfully written and constructed work.