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Peter Hart (2) (1955–)

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Peter Hart is Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum in London. He is the author of many works of military history, including Gallipoli and Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914.
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Tekijän teokset

Gallipoli (2011) 175 kappaletta
The Great War: 1914-1918 (2013) 72 kappaletta
1918: A Very British Victory (1743) 66 kappaletta

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Weardale, England
oral historian
Imperial War Museum



Superb account with lots of local references to add to the enjoyment.
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expatscot | Jan 27, 2024 |
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The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart is a masterful and engrossing examination of one of the most significant conflicts in history. This book delivers a rich and detailed account of World War I, offering a captivating blend of strategic insights, personal narratives, and a broader understanding of the war's profound impact.

Hart's meticulous research and ability to make complex military campaigns accessible set this book apart. It presents the war's progression in a compelling and informative manner, giving readers a deep appreciation of the key battles and their consequences.

What distinguishes this book is its focus on the human experience of war. Through poignant accounts and personal stories, it provides an emotional connection to the soldiers who endured the horrors of the trenches. This human element makes the book not only informative but also deeply moving.

The inclusion of maps, illustrations, and primary source materials enhances the reader's understanding and immersion in the era. It offers a well-rounded view of the war, encompassing its political, economic, and social dimensions.

The book's readability and engaging narrative style make it accessible to a wide range of readers, from history buffs to those new to the subject. The prose is skillfully crafted, ensuring that the reader remains engrossed from start to finish.

In sum, The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War is an exceptional resource for those seeking a comprehensive and vivid account of World War I. It combines historical precision with a captivating storytelling style, making it an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in understanding the complexities and lasting impact of this pivotal period in history.
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sgtbigg | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
I'm inclined to agree that this book is a little too Anglocentric, as one might expect from a senior staffer at the Imperial War Museum. Still, Hart does make a good argument that, in the last great campaign of the Western Front, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line, British arms did do a disproportionate amount of the heavy lifting on the way to victory. Not the last word on the campaign, but a good first word for the general reader.
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Shrike58 | May 16, 2022 |
A comprehensive military history of the First World War that covers all major thesters, with an emphasis on the Western Front because that was where the war was decided. The text is filled with excerpts from soldiers' memoirs, which bring vividness to the consequences of tactical and strategic decisions. The maps could be better, but that is a problem easily remedied by the Internet.
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le.vert.galant | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 19, 2019 |


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