By Brian Bond
Britain's awesome army success within the First global battle has been eclipsed via literary myths. Why has the Army's position at the Western entrance been so heavily misrepresented? This 2002 booklet indicates how myths became deeply rooted, fairly within the inter-war interval, within the Sixties, and within the Nineteen Nineties. the phenomenal 'anti-war' affects were 'war poets', subalterns' trench memoirs, the ebook and movie of All Quiet at the Western entrance, and the play Journey's finish. For a brand new new release within the Nineteen Sixties the play and movie of Oh What a beautiful warfare had a dramatic impact, whereas extra lately Blackadder has been dominant. till extra lately, historians had both bolstered the myths, or had didn't counter them. This publication follows the serious controversy from 1918 to the current, and concludes that historians are ultimately allowing the 1st global warfare to be positioned in right viewpoint.