Forgotten Victory: The First World War: Myths and Realities

‘An iconoclastic tour de force’ Niall Ferguson

The First World War is arguably the most misunderstood event in twentieth century history.

In this classic book, the leading military historian Professor Gary Sheffield argues that while the war was certainly tragic, it was not futile; and although frequently condemned as ‘lions led by donkeys’, in reality the British citizen army became a highly effective fighting force, which in 1918 won the greatest series of victories in British military…

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