The British Army: The Definitive History of the Twentieth Century

The British Army: The Definitive History of the Twentieth Century

by Imperial War Museum, Max Hastings


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Created in close cooperation with the Imperial War Museum, this volume commemorates a century of British military service. The tour of duty begins with the Boer War and continues through today's conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Riveting firsthand accounts and hundreds of rare photographs and illustrations bring the combat experiences of everyday British soldiers alive. One hundred years of weapons, armor, and tactics are explored, along with the great leaders such as Mountbatten and Montgomery. What really sets this book apart are the stories behind such battles as Gallipoli, Cassino, and Goose Green, which are recounted by the men who fought them; their extraordinary words exemplify the legendary gallantry and grit of the British fighting man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844036028
Publisher: Cassell P L C
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sir Max Hastings is a well-respected journalist of over thirty years standing, having been editor of The London Evening Standard, and The Telegraph. He has covered various conflicts where British forces have been involved such as The Falklands in the 1980s, and has written several best-selling books, including Bomber Command, Warriors - Exceptional Tales From History, and has just completed writing his follow up to the successful Armageddon - Battle Over Germany.

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