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The Price of Glory by Alistair Horne
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May 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: movies-people-true-stories, military-war
Recommended for: WW1 enthusiasts

If you only ever want to read about one specific battle of the Great War [already believing that you know the gist of what happened] then this book is for you. it is superbly detailed, yet sometimes over-biased to the French. It details the whole of this terrible/bloody battle and relives the horrors that many of us are all too familiar with.

As a visitor to the battlefields surrounding Verdun I can honestly say that this book is not only an excellent narrative, but also a fantastic guide.

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