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A HUGE disappointment,
This review is from: The Battlefields of the First World War (General Military) (Hardcover)
.....literally huge. This tome could only sensibly be tackled if you read it while standing up at a map table-or an ironing board. Otherwise it is physically unmanageable.
The grammatical construction of the text is woeful to the point in some instances of being incomprehensible.
The photographic layout is such that the captions to many of the small images are almost indicipherable. The panoramas are few in number, and are never captioned on the image page, so that you have to go backwards and forwards to ascertain what you are looking at.
Essentially, this book is the product of obviously enormous research and expertise, and no doubt will be invaluable to those who already enjoy a considerable grasp of the subject matter. For others (less informed) like myself, but who are anxious to have an understanding of those terrible times in a graphic form that can easily be absorbed, I would urge them to look elsewhere.