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Mud, Blood and Poppycock

Britain and the Great War

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Mud, Blood and Poppycock by Gordon Corrigan
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The popular view of the First World War remains that of 'Blackadder': incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths. Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up. Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18 turn out to be myths woven in the 1960s by young historians on the make. Gordon Corrigan's brilliant, witty new history reveals how out of touch we have become with the soldiers of 1914-18. They simply would not recognize the way their generation is depicted on TV or in Pat Barker's novels. Laced with dry humour, this will overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War. Gordon Corrigan reveals how the British embraced technology, and developed the weapons and tactics to break through the enemy trenches.

Author Biography

The author was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1962 and retired from the Brigade of Gurkhas in 1998. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
9 Maps
Imprint
Weidenfeld Military
Pages
464
Dimensions
200x135x31
ISBN-13
9780304366590
Product ID
1662943

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