- New Arrivals
- Book Week Scotland
- Wigtown Wednesdays
- Big Dog School Tour
- Festival 2022
- Big Wig 2022
- Wigtown YA 2022
- Big Bang 2022
- Big Dog 2022
- Non Fiction
- Food & Drink
- Education Programme 2021
- Reading is Magic Festival 2021
- Writers' Gathering 2021
- Hooked 2021
- Southlight Magazine
- Festival Website →
The Western Front
20 In Stock
In the annals of military history, the Western Front stands as an enduring symbol of the folly and futility of war. However, The Western Front, by bestselling military historian Nick Lloyd, reveals that the story is not one of pointlessness and stupidity, of generals being unthinking "donkeys".
Rather, it is an epic triumph against the odds. With a cast of hundreds and a huge canvas of places and events, Lloyd tells the whole tale, revealing what happened in France and Belgium between August 1914 and November 1918 from the perspective of all the main combatants - including French, British, Belgian, US and, most importantly, German forces. Drawing upon the latest scholarship on the war, wrongly overlooked first-person accounts, and archival material from every angle, Lloyd examines the most decisive campaigns of the Great War and explains the achievements that have been too long obscured by legends of mud, blood and futility.
Far from being an arena of static, stale attrition - and despite mistakes and wrong turns along the way - the Western Front was a 'cauldron of war' that saw unprecedented innovation, adaptation and tactical development. Lloyd conveys the visceral assault of the battlefield, and skilfully moves the focus in and out, giving both the bigger picture and telling detail. He recreates the decision-making and experiences of the war as it was at the time as well as with hindsight, and in doing so redefines our understanding of this crucial theatre in this monumental tragedy.
Books and gifts - £3.50 post and packing per order, UK addresses.
- £15.00 post and packing per order, Overseas addresses.
Book Bonds - post and packing included in price.
Art and craft - post and packing individually priced.
Orders will be shipped by second class postage. Please allow 3 - 5 days for your order to be processed.
CLICK AND COLLECT - we aim to have your order ready for collection within 3 working days, but will email you to let you know when it is available to save you having a wasted journey.
Wigtown Festival Company
11 North Main Street
From this Collection
Product successfully added to your shopping cart
translation missing: en.products.wishlist.added_to_wishlist
There are item(s) in your cart