The First World War: Myth and Memory

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The First World War, with its mud and the slaughter of the trenches, is often taken as the ultimate example of the futility of war. Generals, safe in their headquarters behind the lines, sent millions of men to their deaths to gain a few hundred yards of ground. Writers, notably Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, provided unforgettable images of the idiocy and tragedy of the war. Yet this vision of the war is at best a partial one, the war only achieving its status as the worst of wars in the last thirty years. At the time, the war aroused emotions of pride and patriotism. Not everyone involved remembered the war only for its miseries. The generals were often highly professional and indeed won the war in 1918. In this original and challenging book, Dan Todman shows views of the war have changed over the last ninety years and how a distorted image of it emerged and became dominant.

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Dan Todman is Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary, University of London and previously taught military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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'...in this thorough and stimulating survey, he (Todman) takes the reader through the minutiae of changing attitudes over the past 80 years.' (Hugh Cecil The Spectator)

'a carefully researched book' The Independent on Sunday, Mark Bostridge, 13 November 2005 (Mark Bostridge Independent, The)

'...in this thorough and stimulating survey, he (Todman) takes the reader through the minutiae of changing attitudes over the past 80 years.' (, The Spectator)

'a carefully researched book' The Independent on Sunday, Mark Bostridge, 13 November 2005 (, Independent, The)

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