By Lyn Macdonald
Via the tip of 1914, the battered British forces have been slowed down, but hopeful that promised reinforcements and spring climate could quickly result in a triumphant leap forward. A 12 months later, after appalling losses at Aubers Ridge, bogs, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and far flung Gallipoli, battling appeared set to head on for ever. Drawing on broad interviews, letters and diaries, this booklet brilliantly conjures up the soldiers' dogged heroism, sardonic humour and negative lack of innocence via 'a 12 months of cobbling jointly, of frustration, of indecision'. Over decades' examine places Lyn Macdonald one of the maximum renowned chroniclers of the 1st international battle. the following, from the poignant thoughts of individuals, she has once more created an unforgettable slice of army heritage.
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