The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 Audiobook, by Nick Lloyd Play Audiobook Sample

The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 Audiobook

The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 Audiobook, by Nick Lloyd Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Mark Elstob Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 13.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781696603492

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59:32 minutes

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02:10 minutes

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44:17 minutes

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The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.

In this epic narrative history, the first volume in a groundbreaking trilogy on the Great War, Nick Lloyd captures the horrific fighting on the Western Front beginning with the surprise German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 and taking us to the Armistice of November 1918. Drawing on French, British, German, and American sources, Lloyd weaves a kaleidoscopic chronicle of the Marne, Passchendaele, the Meuse-Argonne, and other critical battles. From the trenches where men as young as seventeen suffered and died, to the headquarters behind the lines where Generals Haig, Joffre, Hindenburg, and Pershing developed their plans for battle, Lloyd gives us a view of the war both intimate and strategic, putting us amid the mud and smoke while at the same time depicting the larger stakes of every encounter.

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About Nick Lloyd

Nick Lloyd is Reader in Defense Studies at King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, Wiltshire. He specializes in British military and imperial history in the era of the Great War and is the author of three books.

About Mark Elstob

Mark Elstob is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.