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Mud, Blood and Poppycock by Gordon Corrigan
  

Mud, Blood and Poppycock

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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.

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Mud, Blood and Poppycock by Gordon Corrigan

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.

About the Author

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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Publication date

1st July 2004

Author

Gordon Corrigan

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

History
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European history
First World War
Warfare & defence

ISBN

9780304366590

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