The Road to Verdun: World War I’s Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism :: Ian Ousby

The Road to Verdun: World War I’s Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism :: Ian Ousby soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!

New York, London, Toronto, Sydney & Auckland: Doubleday, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; List of sources;

From the cover: In mid-February 1916, the Germans launched a surprise major offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in north-eastern France. By mid-March, more than 90,000 French troops had been killed or wounded. The fighting continued for seven long months, with casualties on both sides mounting in astonishing numbers. By the end of the year, the battle had claimed more than 700,000 victims. The butchery had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun soon became the most potent symbol of the horrors of the war in general, and of trench warfare in particular.

lan Ousby offers a radical, iconoclastic re-evaluation of the meaning and impor…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Quarter-bound Red on Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 393 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in Military catalogue?

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