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A missing front — 4 Comments

  1. There’s quite a bit of stuff still around from that front. That you can see today with a good hike into those mountains.

  2. I wasn’t aware of it at all until reading Faulks’ book, and would never have imagined the losses could have been so heavy

  3. Liddell-Hart has a bit on it in his History of the First World War. If you can get your hands on his histories of both wars you’ll not go far wrong. He has a better grip on the first though, mostly I think because beyond the actual combat reports, he had access to the actors too.
    One thing L-H does, which few historians then or now makes plain is what overcoming the rate of fire means. And why just how utterly insane that was after the first months when they dug in, and machine guns became fixed, interlocking and sweeping that the generals continued to drive men over the top into a mowing-machine.

  4. I have Liddell Hart’s World War I and World War II books somewhere. I got both volumes when I was a teenager but only read the bits in which I was interested!

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