By Lyn Macdonald
Via the tip of 1914, the battered British forces have been slowed down, but hopeful that promised reinforcements and spring climate may quickly bring about a positive leap forward. A yr later, after appalling losses at Aubers Ridge, bogs, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and remote Gallipoli, scuffling with appeared set to move on for ever. Drawing on broad interviews, letters and diaries, this booklet brilliantly inspires the soldiers' dogged heroism, sardonic humour and negative lack of innocence via 'a yr of cobbling jointly, of frustration, of indecision'. Over decades' learn places Lyn Macdonald one of the maximum renowned chroniclers of the 1st global battle. right here, from the poignant thoughts of contributors, she has once more created an unforgettable slice of army historical past.
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1915: The Death of Innocence by Lyn Macdonald