Mud, Blood and Poppycock

by Gordon Corrigan

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A detailed account of military life in the First World War, the author has certainly done his research and gives the reader a real insight to the workings of the army, having gone through army records of the time, to see exactly what a soldiers day to day life would have been like. Fascinating reading.

Mud, Blood and Poppycock Synopsis

The popular view of the First World War remains that of 'Blackadder': incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths. Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up.

Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18 turn out to be myths woven in the 1960s by young historians on the make. Gordon Corrigan's brilliant, witty new history reveals how out of touch we have become with the soldiers of 1914-18. They simply would not recognize the way their generation is depicted on TV or in Pat Barker's novels.

Laced with dry humour, this will overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War. Gordon Corrigan reveals how the British embraced technology, and developed the weapons and tactics to break through the enemy trenches.

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ISBN: 9780304366590
Publication date: 01/07/2004
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780304366590
Publication date: 1st July 2004
Author: Gordon Corrigan
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: European history, First World War, Warfare & defence,

About Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1962 and retired from the Brigade of Gurkhas in 1998. A member of the British Commission for Military History and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he speaks fluent Nepali and is a keen horseman.

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