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A different approach to the subject
on 2 April 2014
I have read a great many histories and accounts of this massive conflict ranging from a 13 volume set titled "the Great War", published at the time, through to this publication. I liked the way the author(s) linked the history and progress of the war in its many theatres to actual artifacts from the period as held in museums. The book is well written and each chapter describes the artifact shown. It is a book I am happy to recommend to others whether or not they are versed in this period of our history almost a century ago. I have a personal interest in this period as my late father served in France as a rifleman with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, also last year I was able to travel through the areas of France and Belgium where he saw action.