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The War Walk

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A tourist guide, a history and a personal story of the Western Front 1914-18

Nigel Jones's uncle was killed in action near Ypres in 1915, aged just eighteen, and his father served on Field Marshal Haig's staff: no wonder then, that he has always been fascinated by the First World War.

THE WAR WALK describes his pilgrimage to the Western Front battlefields: it is a compelling
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 5th 2004 by Phoenix (first published 1983)
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Stephen
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
interesting but dated book about the battlegrounds of the first world war
Mariner77
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Didnt really satisfy in either dimensions: not as a walk with various encounters, & insights, nor as a military history. Basically a canter along the lines rather than a meaningful walk. ...more
Alice
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: war, kindle
The parts about walking the Western Front and the characters met along the way really shine, but unfortunately there weren't enough of these and too much potted history of the First World War, which has been done better many times over.
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