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eBook History of the First World War epub

by BH Lidell Hart

eBook History of the First World War epub
  • ISBN: 0333582616
  • Author: BH Lidell Hart
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Military
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PAPERMAC; New Ed edition (1992)
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • ePUB size: 1894 kb
  • FB2 size 1541 kb
  • Formats docx mbr lrf lrf


Liddell Harts’ book was recommended to me by my Father. I was expecting a dry military history. What I found was a vibrant, in some cases, damning history of what must be one of the most horrific wars of all time. Liddell Harts style is grand and literary

Liddell Harts’ book was recommended to me by my Father. Liddell Harts style is grand and literary. His portraits of the key characters are rich and balanced.

A leading military strategist and historian who fought on the Western Front, Liddell Hart combines astute tactical analysis with compassion for those who lost their lives on the battlefield. He provides a vivid and fascinating picture of all the major campaigns, balancing documentary evidence with the testimony of personal witnesses to expose the mistakes that were made and why.

It was a book largely devoted to a historical study of the indirect approach, and in what ways various battles and campaigns could be analyzed using this concept. Following the Second World War Liddell Hart pointed out that the German Wehrmacht adopted theories developed from those of J. F. C. Fuller and from his own, and that it used them against the Allies in Blitzkrieg warfare. Some scholars, such as the political scientist John Mearsheimer, have questioned the extent of the influence which the British officers, and in particular Liddell.

It was like a revelation after reading volumes of "politically correct" ideas about the subject.

Shortly after World War II Liddell Hart interviewed or debriefed many of the highest-ranking German generals and .

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I decided to read Liddell Hart’s History of the Second World War because I had seen it cited in many places as the .

I decided to read Liddell Hart’s History of the Second World War because I had seen it cited in many places as the definitive one-volume guide to a subject I have watched too many tv shows on but read few books about. Surprisingly, it seems to be out of print, but I found several old hardcovers at the Strand. The closest Liddell Hart comes is his treatment of disagreements between allied commanders (famously, Montgomery and Patton), which are good reading but fall short of what I remember from Keegan’s WWII overview.

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History of the first world war. 'Immensely readable and informative. One of the world's outstanding teacher-historians, Sir Basil Liddell Hart was born in Paris in 1895 and educated at St Paul's and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. belongs in the possession of anyone interested in what the greatest British military thinker of this century has to say. He join~d the Army (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) and served in the First World War; in 1924 he was invalided and three years later retired with the rank of Captain.

Sir Basil Liddell Hart joined the Biritish Army after leaving Cambridge. He served in the first World War. He was an advocate of the use of air power and armored vehicles. This is the history of World War I. Hart also authored the "History of the Second World War".
Comments: (3)
Wenes
Sad book--war is so stupid. But, we are supposed to learn from history.
Enone
I have recently inherited some family papers that include records of two relatives that died in the First World War. In an effort to discover more I have been researching their regimental histories and other sources of official records. Having found out the details of the actions in which they died, I wanted to read a general history of the war to get a better sense of perspective. Liddell Harts’ book was recommended to me by my Father. I was expecting a dry military history. What I found was a vibrant, in some cases, damning history of what must be one of the most horrific wars of all time. Liddell Harts style is grand and literary. His portraits of the key characters are rich and balanced. His deep knowledge of military strategy and first hand experience of the war makes his account credible. Add to this his impartial professional military eye and his compelling style and you have the best book of military history I have read. His willingness to point the finger of blame was startling and really drove home the horror of the war. His claim that the British command in charge or the second battle of Ypres should stand charges before the national for manslaughter was shocking both in the abstract and personally. For it was in this unsustainable defense of a weak position that one of my relatives died at Hill 60.
ME
The book was in the worst shape of any book I have purchased.
It did not have the cover as shown it did not have the cover as shown and the binding was broken
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