Based on a decade of research in French and German archives, The Myth of the Great War reveals what actually happened on the battlefield, as opposed to what French and British commanders and governments claimed. John Mosier analyses campaigns routinely ignored, and shows why conventional accounts of such major battles as Verdun are incorrect. He ...Read MoreBased on a decade of research in French and German archives, The Myth of the Great War reveals what actually happened on the battlefield, as opposed to what French and British commanders and governments claimed. John Mosier analyses campaigns routinely ignored, and shows why conventional accounts of such major battles as Verdun are incorrect. He explains how German weapons, tactics, training and leadership were consistently superior and why their losses were very substantially less than those of the Allies. Mosier also discusses the major military leaders on both sides - Joffre, Petain, Foch, Gallieni, von Moltke, Ludendorff, von Falkenhayn, von Mudra, Pershing, French, Haig, Wilson and others.Read Less
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None. Very Good. No Jacket. 5 x 8 trade paperback book. White and gold lettering on the black spine with a photo illustrated cover. Based on previously unused French and German sources, this challenging and controversial new analysis of the war on the Western front from 1914 to 1918 reveals how and why the Germans won the major battles with one-half to one-third fewer casualties than the Allies, and how American troops in 1918 saved the Allies from defeat and a negotiated peace with the Germans. 381 pages. 1st Edition. Light wear. Tight binding. Very Good condition.
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Book was a gift to a friend. It was an excellent book.
Aug 30, 2007
The book is very well researched and enjoyable to read. I, like most, was raised on the "Allied" side of history. If wars were won only by the side that had the fewest causalities, we would all be speaking German. Yes each year Germany did knock off an enemy (Serbia 1915, Romania 1916, and Russia in 1917), but for no avail. There is without a doubt that America played an undervalued role in stopping the final German offensives, and led in the counter attack after. The question is would Germany have won? The starvation blockade by Britian was more instrumental in breaking the Germans back than even American intervention. This book is well worth reading and use it as a balance with what is already published by the Brits and French.
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