About this book
A detailed account of the Western Front, from how it was created to the last 100 days of the war, highlighting the political, military and human dilemmas of the bloody conflict. New edition, having sold over 20,000 copies. With photos. 'Authoritative, concise, wide-ranging and readable... it is hard to see how Richard Holmes' "The Western Front" can be bettered' "BBC History Magazine"
For most British people, the First World War was the Western Front, the trench line stretching from the Swiss Frontier to the North Sea. This account covers things from how the front was created and the experiences of the British Army in France, to the battle of Verdun and the last hundred days of the war.