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The Great War : myth and memory, Dan Todman

Label
The Great War : myth and memory
Title
The Great War
Title remainder
myth and memory
Statement of responsibility
Dan Todman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The First World War, with its mud and the slaughter of the trenches, is often taken as the ultimate example of the futility of war. Generals, safe in their headquarters behind the lines, sent millions of men to their deaths to gain a few hundred yards of ground. Writers, notably Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, provided unforgettable images of the idiocy and tragedy of the war. Yet this vision of the war is at best a partial one, the war only achieving its status as the worst of wars in the last thirty years. At the time, the war aroused emotions of pride and patriotism. Not everyone involved remembered the war only for its miseries. The generals were often highly professional and indeed won the war in 1918. In this original and challenging book, Dan Todman shows how views of the war have changed over the last ninety years and how a distorted image of it emerged and became dominant."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Todman, Daniel
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The Great War : myth and memory, Dan Todman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Mud.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Death.
  • p. 43
  • 3.
  • Donkeys.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Futility.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Poets.
  • p. 153
  • 6.
  • Veterans.
  • p. 187
  • 7.
  • Modern memory.
  • p. 221
Control code
ocm60741514
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 299 p., [8] p. of plates.
Isbn
9781852854591
Label
The Great War : myth and memory, Dan Todman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Mud.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Death.
  • p. 43
  • 3.
  • Donkeys.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Futility.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Poets.
  • p. 153
  • 6.
  • Veterans.
  • p. 187
  • 7.
  • Modern memory.
  • p. 221
Control code
ocm60741514
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 299 p., [8] p. of plates.
Isbn
9781852854591

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