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Tannenberg: Clash of Empires, 1914 (Cornerstones of Military History)
Tannenberg: Clash of Empires, 1914 (Cornerstones of Military History)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 1 Mar 2014
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Enjoyable and informed account of the events prior to as well as the battle itself and aftermath. A good read


Synthetica
Synthetica
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 12 Nov 2012
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Slightly different than previous albums, but a very good release.
Best new 'record' i've listened to this year. Metric get better and better with each year.


The Mons Myth: A Reassessment of the Battle
The Mons Myth: A Reassessment of the Battle
by Terence Zuber
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.89

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful contribution, 13 Mar 2011
Similar to Zuber's book on the frontier battles, this book is a useful contribution to an understanding of the opening 1914 Campaign. You may not agree with all of his conclusions - some feel 'over egged' but

A: the arguments put forward are stimulating even if you don't agree with them

B: the source material using a lot of German regimental diaries and training manuals is extremely useful to an english speaking audience, many of whom are only familiar with a limited number of translated German accounts or on the accounts of British participants.

Although the title 'the mons myth' is an attention grabbing headline, the book has some very interesting sections on activity prior to Mons in regards to German Cavalry operations against the Belgians. Le Cateau is also covered.

I'm hoping that Zuber continues his work and looks at Guise, St Quentin and the September battles - it will be interesting to see his take on these battles which were less succesful for the Germans. One can assume that the 'sharp edge' of the German sword became ever more blunt the more battles it fought and the further it marched into France.


World War 1 : The Great War - Complete BBC Series (7 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
World War 1 : The Great War - Complete BBC Series (7 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ralph Richardson
Offered by cult_stores_ltd
Price: £349.99

71 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 5 Feb 2003
Fantastically well written series [notably the episodes by John Terraine], that actually explains the course of the war without resorting to cliche. The interviews with survivors are excellent and the maps are clear. I think this series is superior to the world at war as it is far better at appreciating and linking the grand-strategic - strategic - operational and tactical elements of the war than the later series. Although from a British perspective this documentary series provides interesting insights into other fronts, especially the eastern front in 1915; the importance of which is often overlooked. I was worried that this series might be 'out of date' because of its age. This is not the case, and in fact probably benefits from the fact that it is more neutral than some of the later documentaries on WW1 which are often stamped with late-60s left-wing political ideology or the opposite revisionist view of WW1. This series is useful for anyone studying WW1 at any level be it GCSE, A level, undergraduate or even post-graduate level.


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