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Writing the Great War

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239 pages. Very minor shelf wear to dj. one grubby mark to leading page edges. Published as part of the Cass Series: Military History and Policy. Begun within months of the war's outbreak, and not completed for a further 33 years, the writing of the Official Histories of World War I was a venture of unprecedented scale and complexity.Who, then, was responsible for producing such an enterprise? Did it aim to inform or did it have darker political motivations? Did the authors, who alone had access to records that were to remain classified for decades to come, seek to lay the facts and lessons of the war truthfully before the public? A number of critics have claimed that, on the contrary, the Official Histories were highly partial accounts written to protect reputations and cover up the true scale of British military incompetence. Andrew Green directly challenges these views, examining the progress by which official history was written, the motives and influences of its paymasters, and the literary integrity of its historians. The book focuses on four official volumes covering arguably the most contentious battles of the war: Gallipoli, the Somme, Third Ypres (Passchendaele) and March 1918.

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Author(s):
Green, Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714654957
ISBN-13:
9780714654959
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Frank Cass

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239 pages. Very minor shelf wear to dj. one grubby mark to leading page edges. Published as part of the Cass Series: Military History and Policy. Begun within months of the war's outbreak, and not completed for a further 33 years, the writing of the Official Histories of World War I was a venture of unprecedented scale and complexity.Who, then, was responsible for producing such an enterprise? Did it aim to inform or did it have darker political motivations? Did the authors, who alone had access to records that were to remain classified for decades to come, seek to lay the facts and lessons of the war truthfully before the public? A number of critics have claimed that, on the contrary, the Official Histories were highly partial accounts written to protect reputations and cover up the true scale of British military incompetence. Andrew Green directly challenges these views, examining the progress by which official history was written, the motives and influences of its paymasters, and the literary integrity of its historians. The book focuses on four official volumes covering arguably the most contentious battles of the war: Gallipoli, the Somme, Third Ypres (Passchendaele) and March 1918.

Author(s):
Green, Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714654957
ISBN-13:
9780714654959
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Frank Cass

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