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The Last of the Ebb: The Battle of the Aisne, 1918

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  6 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In 1918, the Germans launched the Spring Offensive. Aware that American troops would soon be arriving in Europe, the Germans saw this as their last chance to win the war. If they could overcome the Allied armies and reach Paris, victory might be possible. The German offensive was initially a great success. Striking at the Allied line’s strongest point, the Chemin des Dames ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by Greenhill Books
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Mar 08, 2013 Harry rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book.
The story was told from a personal perspective, and the clear writing style is easy to follow.
The transition from the unsullied nature of the front line at the Chemin Des Dames to the chaos of the powerful phase of the Spring Offensive is told through the eyes of a British officer involved in the battle.
This book does cover the 1918 Aisne battle, and it's the only firsthand account of this battle that I've come across in my WWI reading.
The final chapter, written by the German
Apr 23, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it
Rogerson's works are good, easy, reads. As far as primary sources go, they are a little light on useful quotations. Rogerson comes off as a bit Junger circa Copse 125 and a bit Robert Graves. Worth the read, but it isn't going to help you in many papers.
Dec 25, 2015 Lukas rated it really liked it
A point of view from a high(er) ranking officer. Certainly was in harms way but not the front line, grenade tossing poilu. Very well written book - reads easy and quickly.
Sep 23, 2014 Wanda marked it as to-read
Recommended to Wanda by: Aussie Rick
23 SEP 2014 -- recommended by Aussie Rick. Many thanks!
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Dec 21, 2013 Gareth Owens rated it liked it
Poignant tale by someone who was there. Old-fashioned writin g style, but a fascinating first-hand account.
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