Title THE FIRST WORLD WAR (3). THE WESTERN FRONT 1917-1918. OSPREY ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 22.
Publisher Osprey, Oxford, 2002.
Seller ID 21208
95 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841763489 B&w photographs, color maps/battle plans. "...describes the last great battles of attrition at Arras, on the Aisne and at Passchendaele in 1917. Then (Simkins) moves on to relate the succe ssive offensives launched by Germany in the spring and summer of 1918 in an effort to achieve victory or a favourable peace before American manpower proved decisive. Again, questioning and correcting several myths and long-held assumptions a b o u t t h e nature and conduct of war on the Western Front, the author also looks at the aftermath and legacy of the 'war to end wars'." Interior - very small # 0 in ink on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Ex te ri or - ve ry minor rubbing, bump to bottom rear corner - migrates into last half of pages. Very Good