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1915: The Death of Innocence

Macdonald, Lyn

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
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By the end of 1914, the battered British forces were bogged down, yet hopeful that promised reinforcements and spring weather would soon lead to a victorious breakthrough. A year later, after appalling losses at Aubers Ridge, Loos, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and faraway Gallipoli, fighting seemed set to go on for ever. Drawing on extensive interviews, letters and diaries, this book brilliantly evokes the soldiers' dogged heroism, sardonic humour and terrible loss of innocence through 'a year of cobbling together, of frustration, of indecision'. Over two decades' research puts Lyn Macdonald among the greatest popular chroniclers of the First World War. Here, from the poignant memories of participants, she has once again created an unforgettable slice of military history.

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World War I in the voices of the combatants—in the year when the war got grim

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Book Description: Penguin Books. (Subject: World War I - General) The terrible year of 1915 and the realisation that the war would be long and casualties heavy. From the diaries, letters and recollections of the soldiers who fought in the Battles of Ypres and Loos in France and Flanders, and in the Mediterranean and the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. (Published: 1997) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 0140259007) (Condition: Signs of use but still a useful clean copy.) UL-XXXXXX. Bookseller Inventory # 16826-03

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Book Description: Penguin, London England, 1997. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Penguin Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Lyn Macdonald's magnificent books on the First World War - the fruit of twenty years' research - have established her as the War's leading chronicler. Her particular skill is in presenting the human face of what Wilfred Owen described as 'carnage incomparable and human squander'. To the soldiers who fought it and the officers who commanded them, the War was not seen like that in 1915. Although the first wild wave of enthusiasm that had sent men flocking to join up a few months earlier had tailed off by Christmas 1914, although the Regulars of the original Expeditionary Force had suffered 90 per cent casualties and the remnant of the British Army had gone to ground, most still believed that 1915 would see the breaking of the deadlock - particularly the soldiers themselves. Their hopes were shattered on the bloody battlefields at Neuve Chapelle, at Ypres, at Loos and far away on the shores of Gallipoli. Disillusionment set in, grim resolve replaced easy optimism, and innocence died in the trenches that ran through the Flanders swamps. The story of 1915 is stark, brutal, frank, sometimes painfully funny, always human. Above all it is told from the viewpoint of the men themselves. Few other writers have collected so many first-hand accounts of the experiences of ordinary soldiers, through diaries, letters and interviews with survivors, and it is the dogged heroism and sardonic humour of the soldiers which shine through the pages of Lyn Macdonald's epic narrative. This book is a unique blend of compelling military history and poignant memories that is unlikely to be equalled. Illustrated. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions etc.) 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 092873

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