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In this stunning book Lyn Macdonald describes the events leading up to the First World War, and the war itself up to November 1914. Concentrating on the individuals who experienced the war, and quoting extensively from their diaries, letters and memoirs, Lyn Macdonald has created a military history for all. The feats of sheer endurance and the victories in the face of overwhelming odds will astound and the dry wit of the British Tommy facing adversity will amaze.
The review of this Book prepared by Claire Baldwin








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   Early 1900's    -   20th century History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Nationality?    -   EUROPE Specific war?    -   World War I

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   land soldiers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Naive

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Russia    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Yugoslavia    -   Holland/Belgium/Luxembourg

Writing Style

Part of a series?    -   Yes How much gore?    -   3 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   6 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   2 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military    -   farmers Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   8 ()

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