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5.0 out of 5 stars Brisk Narrative of the War To End All Wars, 4 Jan 2010
This review is from: Over the Top: Great Battles Of The First World War (Paperback)
This book is a very useful addition to any First World War library.

In essence it provides a quite high-level view of the battles that shaped the First World War from start to finish. It is a quick read and does not bog the reader down in detail. So it provides an excellent overview of the conflict.

The benefit is that if you want to get a flavour of say, the Battle of the Somme, you will get it here. Obviously if you want to drill deeper, you will need an additional book or books, but the direct clear writing seen here means that you will gain a clear understanding of the entire conflict and then determine which portions of it you want to explore in detail.

There is a companion volume to this about the Second World War, entitled Turning the Tide, which although by a different writer and publisher uses the same cover design methodology and typeface on the cover. I would recommend both.
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