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Challenge of Battle: The British Army's Baptism of Fire in the First World War

By: Adrian Gilbert

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001985

ISBN: 1472810597

Condition: New


In this timely new book, Adrian Gilbert clears away the layers of sentiment that have obscured a true historical understanding of the 1914 campaign to provide a full, unvarnished picture of the British Expeditionary Force at war. Previous assessments of the BEF have held to an unshakeable belief in its exceptional performance during the battles of 1914. But closer examination of the historical record reveals a force possessing some key strengths yet undermined by other, significant failings. Within an authoritative and well-paced campaign narrative, Challenge of Battle re-evaluates the army's ... View more info