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To the Last Man: Spring 1918

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First published in 1998, this is the account of the battle, retreat and stand at Amiens, which saved the city, secured the line and caused Ludendorff to call off his offensive in the spring of 1918. But mostly it is the story of the men who took part, the commandos, the weary but resolute Tommies, the exultant Germans, the French and the Doughboys.
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As poignant as Niall Fregusson's The Pity of War, as powerful as John Keegan's The First World War, this is an engrossing eye-witness history of World War I.

From the trenches to the battle lines, in bold advances and fighting retreats and courageous stands, this oral chronicle of World War I by award-winning historian Lyn Macdonald brings to life the massive German offensive of Spring 1918 that became the Second Battle of Somme. As moving as it is monumental, the volume recounts the devastating assault in the words of the men who survived it -- from the commanders to the war-weary British Tommies, the eager German foot soldiers, and the as-yet-untested doughboys fresh from the U.S. Unforgettably, To the Last Man puts a human face on the armies in the field as it gives voice to the soldiers who together held their position against the foe-resisting, as the Allied command had ordered, "to the last round and the last man."

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Author Lyn Macdonald
Publisher Penguin Books
Place London
Year 1999-10-21
ISBN 9780140268409
Binding Paperback
Condition Very Good
Comments Page edges slightly yellowed.

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