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The Imperial War Museum Book Of 1918: Year Of Victory

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Published on the 80th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this book tells the story of that year.
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Published January 1st 1998 by Pan MacMillan
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'Aussie Rick'
Sep 10, 2013 'Aussie Rick' rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-military, ww1
This book by Malcolm Brown covers the final year of the Great War in a similar style to Lyn MacDonald's great books on World War One. Once again the author uses first-hand accounts of the participants of this dreadful conflict to reveal to the reader the horror of this conflict as seen through the eyes and experiences of the soldiers. With access to the Imperial War Museums archives he utilises the reports, letters, diaries and interviews of the soldiers and civilians on both sides who fought du ...more
Trawets
May 23, 2012 Trawets rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd never quite understood how the Allies managed to turn what started off as the year yearv they almost lost the war into the year they finally defeated Germany. I knew that America's entry into the war was a significant factor, but felt there must be more to it than that. Malcolm Brown's book has the answers, and of course it was a whole combination of factors.
Using lots of letters and diaries from all nations and ranks, Malcolm Brown explains how victory was acheived and what it meant to thos
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Bill Bailey
Took a bit of getting used to; it jumps quickly from reference to reference. It's obviously well researched and it's an interesting read, but is there is just a little je ne sais quoi that prevented me from being thoroughly absorbed.
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Malcolm Brown is a best-selling popular military historian. Originally a television producer specialising in military documentaries, he has been a freelance historian at the Imperial War Museum since 1989. Brown has researched and written extensively on the First and Second World Wars. He is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine, and lives in Reading.
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