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A Journey Worth Taking,
This review is from: The War Walk: A Journey Along the Western Front (Kindle Edition)
The War Walk is an excellent introduction and one volume history of the Great War on the Western Front. Although loosely framed within a travelogue Jones thankfully places the history in the foreground, as opposed to himself. The Somme, Ypres and British experience of the ordinary soldier are all told well and although there may not be any original academic scholarship, everyone should glean something from the facts and arguments in this book, student and military buff alike.
Along with John Keegan's First World War this is as good a place to start as any on the subject.
The lack of maps is slight frustration, but not a serious one.