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4.0 out of 5 stars Good coverage of 1914-1915
It forms a good overall explanation and the details of the early years of the First World War - it is a good balanced and well thought out assessment of 1914 and 1915. It is a good book
Published on 27 Oct 2012 by IainMac72

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2.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but shoot your editor.
This is a very readable incisive critique of the British dimension of the western front in1915,marred by a constant stream of spelling, grammar and punctuation errors throughout. This is by far the worst example of poor translation of a book from paper to electronic format, which detracted from my enjoyment and in several places, my comprehension of the author's points.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but shoot your editor., 4 April 2014
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This is a very readable incisive critique of the British dimension of the western front in1915,marred by a constant stream of spelling, grammar and punctuation errors throughout. This is by far the worst example of poor translation of a book from paper to electronic format, which detracted from my enjoyment and in several places, my comprehension of the author's points.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good coverage of 1914-1915, 27 Oct 2012
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It forms a good overall explanation and the details of the early years of the First World War - it is a good balanced and well thought out assessment of 1914 and 1915. It is a good book
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the author's best, 1 Sep 2011
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In my opinion this is a better book than the one he wrote on the Normandy campaign. It is a well written overview of the disappointments sufferd by Britain's Imperial Armies and Allies in 1915 and is a must for the libraries of those who study, research or have an interest in WW1. The author was an ex-Royal Marine and he brings to the book a 'feel' for the ordinary man caught up in such horrendous events. I was fortunate to have studied with him and his death to cancer is deeply regretted.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Death of Glory, 10 Feb 2014
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Again very interesting subject matter and opinions based on historical facts. Unfortunately, like the previous book in this series "The Old Contemptables", this electronic edition is also full of typographical errors which considerably reduce any pleasure one might expect reading it. Come on Amazon ~ do you not proof read before publication?

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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating perspective, 29 Oct 2013
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This book gave me a fascinating perspective on the Great War as a whole, not just events of 1915. The author examines the stereotypical view of the British troops being lions led by donkeys and comes to a differing conclusion after considering factors like the relationship with the French, tensions between the generals and our army's lack of equipment and appropriate training, which had to be overcome before they had any realistic chance of success. It is well-written, persuasive and manages to be both concise and in sufficient detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 24 Aug 2014
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Great book, really love this author.

Give it ago, he opens up the debate on the 'donkeys' and give you plenty to think about.
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