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Verdun by John Mosier - First Edition - 2013 - from Denton Island Books (SKU: dscf8913)

Verdun

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Verdun

by John Mosier

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ISBN 10
0451414624
ISBN 13
9780451414625
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New American Library, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Short black mark to lower closed page block, otherwise a bright and unmarked copy. 'A controversial reassessment of the 1916 misunderstood battle which cost almost a million lives.' -- The Bookseller 400 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; ISBN/EAN: 9780451414625. Inventory No: dscf8913. . 9780451414625

Synopsis

Alongside Waterloo and Gettysburg, the Battle of Verdun during the First World War stands as one of history’s greatest clashes. Yet it is also one of the most complex and misunderstood, in a war only imperfectly grasped. Conventional wisdom holds that the battle began in February 1916 and lasted until December, when the victorious French wrested all the territory they had lost back from the Germans. In fact, says historian John Mosier, from the very beginning of the war until the armistice in 1918, no fewer than eight distinct battles were waged for the possession of Verdun. These conflicts are largely unknown, even in France, owing to the obsessive secrecy of the French high command and its energetic propaganda campaign to fool the world into thinking that the war on the Western Front was a steady series of German checks and defeats. Although British historians have always seen Verdun as a one-year battle designed by the German chief of staff to bleed France white, Mosier’s careful analysis of the German plans reveals a much more abstract and theoretical approach. Our understanding of Verdun has long been mired in myths, false assumptions, propaganda, and distortions. Now, using numerous accounts of military analysts, serving officers, and eyewitnesses, including French sources that have never been translated, Mosier offers a compelling reassessment of the Great War’s most important battle.

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Bookseller
Denton Island Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
dscf8913
Title
Verdun
Author
John Mosier
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good Condition
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0451414624
ISBN 13
9780451414625
Publisher
New American Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2013
Keywords
BZDB229 History; Verdun John Mosier

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