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The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War
Drawing on new material from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, Malcolm Brown skillfully recreates the pivotal year of 1914 through the eyes of the men and women who experienced the war first-hand, vividly capturing the brutality of war as well as the moments of humanity.
Paperback, 350 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Pan Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2004)
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The death of the BEF is an incredible tale, and it is hard to imagine anyone laying it out better and with better resources than the Imperial War Museum. The records they have are intelligently present here and the writing is elegant and absorbing.
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.