1st Edition

The First World War, Vol. 3 The Western Front 1917-1918

By Peter Simkins Copyright 2003
    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this second volume devoted to the Western Front of World War I, Peter Simkins describes the last great battles of attrition at Arras, on the Aisne, and at Passchendaele in 1917. The book moves on to relate the successive offenses launched by Germany during the spring and summer of 1918 in an effort to achieve victory or a favorable peace before American manpower proved decisive. Questioning and debunking several myths and assumptions about the conduct of war on the Western Front, the author also looks at the aftermath and legacy of the war to end wars.


    Peter Simkins