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Military historian Richard Holmes turns his attention to the infamous First World War trench line, the Western Front. Of the nine million British and Dominion soldiers who were killed in action in the Great War, most died here. In this thorough examination of the role the Front played in the war, the eminent historian Richard Holmes considers its initial creation, the rapid expansion of the British army (which led to problems with the supply of men and munitions), the challenge of coping with life and death at the Front, and the regular attempts by soldiers to break the trench. He also examines two major battles in detail, those of the Somme and Verdun.

Richly detailed and highly authoritative, Holmes' work clarifies the complexities of the Western Front and examines its context within the most bitter and bloody of wars.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by K.M. Weiland | 9/21/2013

    " Tidy, insightful, compassionate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Converse | 9/20/2013

    " A history of World War I combat in western Europe, focusing mostly on the British experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Harry | 8/2/2013

    " A concise history of the battles on the western front during WWI from the English perspective. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes is the author of Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer; Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer; Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage; Shelley: The Pursuit (for which he received the Somerset Maugham Award); Coleridge: Early Visions; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections (a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist). He lives in England.