Writing the Great War: Sir James Edmonds and the Official Histories 1915-1948

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Begun within months of the war's outbreak, and not completed for a further 33 years, the writing of the Official Histories of World War I was a venture of unprecedented scale and complexity. Who, then, was responsible for producing such an enterprise? Did it aim to inform or did it have darker political motivations? Did the authors, who alone had access to records that were to remain classified for decades to come, seek to lay the facts and lessons of the war truthfully before the public? A number of critics have claimed ...

Writing the Great War: Sir James Edmonds and the Official Histories 1915-1948 2003, Frank Cass Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780714654959

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