The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918
The conflagration that was World War I was epic in its scope and large loss of life. It was called “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars” due to its many combatants and the geographic spread of battlegrounds. The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 focuses on the pitched and bloody fighting done between the Triple Alliance and Triple Entente forces in Belgium and France. The Germans had a pre-arranged plan of attack and movement called the Schlieffen plan, where the Western Front would be key to victory. Germany thought they had a cakewalk and their show of force would cower countries, such as Belgium. They underestimated their adversaries to their own detriment. The Entente was ready to defend their allies and protect their own homeland from invasion. However, infighting at the upper echelons of the military-led to errors. New weapons and strategic blunders led to a back-and-forth war of attrition.
The quixotic quagmire of war is deftly portrayed by Author Nick Lloyd in his new release. His exhaustive research and insights make this new view of World War I an entertaining read from beginning to end. History comes alive and in technicolor, the finished product is a gem.
|Page Count||688 pages|
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