John Buchan's 1914: the War in the West-the First Months of the First World War on the Western Front-June to December 1914

John Buchan's 1914: the War in the West-the First Months of the First World War on the Western Front-June to December 1914

by John Buchan

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A unique Leonaur edition-never before available in this form



John Buchan was a popular author of historical and adventure fiction whose works remain in print to the present day. He also wrote important works of non-fiction that are less well remembered. Among these was a commissioned, multi-volume history of the First World War that was so well regarded that it became a source-work for other historians. This Leonaur Original, drawn from Buchan's history, and including many maps, battle plans, photographs and illustrations, has been published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War on the Western Front as overwhelming German forces swept through Belgium and France. This was a mobile war-much like the wars fought in Europe for hundreds of years-of marching infantry and cavalry armed with lances and swords. The battle at Mons, the dogged retreat of the 'Contemptible Little Army' of the B. E. F., the incredible resistance of the out-dated Belgian Forces, the battles of the Marne and Aisne as the tide turned, and the carnage of the First Battle of Ypres as the war became a stalemate of wire, mud and trenches at the close of the year, are all covered in Buchan's brilliant take on just six months of war in 1914.

Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782822820
Publisher: Oakpast
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 870,764
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.11(d)

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