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Myths Legends of the First World War
Accounts of World War I usually center on grueling life in the trenches, living and fighting on the front line. While incorporating wartime life, this book gives a refreshingly different perspective by looking at the rich crop of legends that sprang from the battlefields. Some of these myths still persist in the public consciousness even today, yet all are mirrored in rece ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by The History Press
(first published 2002)
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Not quite what I expected as I thought it would contain more items like the Angel of Mons. This book is really about debunking most of the myths that were spread during and after the war. I wish it had spent a bit more time covering the generals and why such an effort was put forth to discredit them and the Hidden Hand chapter felt vaguely incomplete.