Imperial War Museum Book of 1918

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Sidgwick & Jackson

Publication date: 08.10.1999
ISBN: 9780330376723
Number of pages: 432

Synopsis

1918 was probably the most dramatic and decisive year in British military history. In the spring there was a fear that Britain might have to evacuate her troops from the continent and lose the war. In the summer came the great turnaround, and by autumn the German armies began to retreat. In November 1918 the First World War was over. Drawing on rare material from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, this book tells the story of an amazing year through the authentic voice of the British soldier, a year in which, remarkably, the casualty rates were even higher than those of 1916 and 1917, the years of the Somme and Passchendaele.

'Absorbingly readable . . . a vivid acount.' Army Quaterly and Defence Journal