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1914 - Fight the Good Fight,
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This review is from: 1914: Fight the Good Fight: Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War (Hardcover)
We are to be inundated in books on the subject of the Great War in the coming year. Alan Mallinson's explanation of the war's origins is likely to be one of the best. He has an attractive writing style, as one would expect from the author of the Matthew Hervey series of historical novels. Equally important he has reduced to complex series of events that led to the war to a narrative that is easy to follow and understand. My only complaints are that there is no bibliography and there are minimal foot or end-notes to substantiate many of his references. Since some of his judgements might be regarded by some (such as apologists for German actions) as controversial, this is a a pity.