- By B.H. Liddell Hart

The Real War 1914-1918

  • Title: The Real War 1914-1918
  • Author: B.H. Liddell Hart
  • ISBN: 9780316525053
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Real War Captain B H Liddell Hart is the foremost authority on World War I In The Real War the author has fused exhaustive research and creative brilliance with brevity and precision Thus we have in one volum

    Captain B H Liddell Hart is the foremost authority on World War I In The Real War, the author has fused exhaustive research and creative brilliance with brevity and precision Thus we have in one volume the war transformed into literature an understandable, kaleidoscopic masterwork of military history.This 1935 hardcover edition of THE REAL WAR was updated, revised anCaptain B H Liddell Hart is the foremost authority on World War I In The Real War, the author has fused exhaustive research and creative brilliance with brevity and precision Thus we have in one volume the war transformed into literature an understandable, kaleidoscopic masterwork of military history.This 1935 hardcover edition of THE REAL WAR was updated, revised and added to somewhat, and retitled A HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR, and a new Introduction was also added.

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    1. This is strictly a book for folks who are able to visualize war as a complex puzzle with complex characters who are struggling for achieving definite objectives. This is not a book for those who wish to know about the costs of war or what war wreaks on a nation. Casualties and costs are rarely mentioned. We never get to know what the peasant tilling on the fields of Germany thought of the war effort as he sat eating ersatz foods during his lunch break. The book breathes life into even the most s [...]

    2. In his War Memoirs, Lloyd George recalls a conversation with the French General de Castelnau as stalemate set in on the Western Front. “Had (Napoleon) been here”, de Castelnau observed, “he would have thought of the something else”. In fact, Napoleon’s conduct at Wagram, Borodino, and Waterloo suggests otherwise, but the belief took hold. As casualties on the Western Front ran into the hundreds of thousands for a single battle while the gains were measured in yards, some observers at t [...]

    3. There are many, many ways in which history can be recounted. Over the last few decades, the trend in reporting history has taken a decidedly Marxist tone. From the rulers and their deeds the focus has shifted to the ruled and their lives. From the grand palaces we have moved to unearthing modest homes; and in war, from generals and their schemata of battle we have moved to the foot-soldier’s letters to his family back home.This history of WW1 predates this red-shift of historians’ affections [...]

    4. There is no denying that Liddell Hart is not only a brilliant tactician and an engaging historian, but he is also a wonderful writer. He has a dry sense of humor that can cut through the misery of the Great War while also highly the mind numbing grind of the war. It is hard to read the book without being crushed by the futility of the war, something that Liddell Hart actually accents by highlighting where the generals went wrong. The most painful battle to read, actually, is the 1914 Battle of t [...]

    5. История на Първата световна война: knigolandiafo/book-review/iОсновният ми интерес и в университета, и до днес е Втората световна война и началните етапи на Студената, пряко следствие от нея, но не можех да пренебрегна излизането на този прекрасно изглеждащ том на Базил Лидъл Харт, посв [...]

    6. I had actually been looking for a one-volume history of the first world war for a long time, and was delighted when I found that Basil Liddell-Hart had written one in 1930. His writing is as usual concise and engaging, though even I had a bit of trouble staying with it through the largest battles like Verdun, the Somme, and Passchendaele, though this is really more the nature of the conflict than Liddell-Hart's writing at fault.However, the side campaigns and the eastern front are portrayed quit [...]

    7. This was a criticof the strategy and tactics of both sides in WW I by a British military officer. Ir provided some interesting insights but mostly was short on overviews and long on criticism. You would need to have an indepth knowledge of WW I to get the most out of this book

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