Writing the Great War: Sir James Edmonds and the Official Histories, 1915-1948

Pub. Date: 2003-06-10
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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In this volume, Andrew Green examines the progress by which the Official Histories of World War I was written, the motives and influences of its paymasters, and the literary integrity of its historians.

Author Biography

Andrew Green completed a PhD in military history at Leeds University in 1999. He is managing director of a division of a public limited company

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Series Editors' Prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Origins, Purpose and Workings of the Historical Sectionp. 5
Sir James Edmondsp. 21
Edmonds' Method and Writingp. 44
Military Operations: France and Belgium 1916, Volume I: 1 July: Battle of the Sommep. 61
Military Operations: Gallipolit Ip. 86
Military Operations: Gallipoli, Part IIp. 120
Military Operations: France and Belgium 1918, Volume I: The German March Offensivep. 145
Military Operations: France and Belgium 1917, Volume II: Messines and Third Ypres (Passchendaele)p. 167
Conclusionp. 195
Notesp. 209
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 233
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