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Riding The Retreat

Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited

«A book that amuses yet haunts, brisk at one moment, melancholy the next... an effortless blend of past and present»

Michael Sheridan, Independent on Sunday

In this extraordinary blend of military history and contemporary travelogue, Richard Holmes recounts his journey tracing the route along which the British retreated and the Germans advanced during one of the most dramatic military episodes of the First World War. Les mer

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In this extraordinary blend of military history and contemporary travelogue, Richard Holmes recounts his journey tracing the route along which the British retreated and the Germans advanced during one of the most dramatic military episodes of the First World War.

Detaljer

Forlag
Pimlico
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
336
ISBN
9781845951092
Utgivelsesår
2007
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and the University of Reading, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second Empire. For many years he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

A celebrated military historian, Richard Holmes is the author of the best-selling and widely acclaimed Tommy and Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket. His dozen other books include Dusty Warriors, Sahib, The Western Front, The Little Field Marshal: Sir John French, The Road to Sedan, Riding the Retreat, The Second World War in Photographs and Firing Line (also published by Pimlico).

He is general editor of The Oxford Companion to Military History and has presented eight BBC TV series, including 'War Walks', 'The Western Front' and 'Battlefields', and is famous for his hugely successful series 'Wellington: The Iron Duke' and 'Rebels and Redcoats'.

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«A book that amuses yet haunts, brisk at one moment, melancholy the next... an effortless blend of past and present»

Michael Sheridan, Independent on Sunday

«The author tells two stories in parallel: that of his own journey and a first-rate account of what happened eighty years before»

Max Egremont, Evening Standard

«Succeeds admirably in both parts: the travelogue weaves in and out, giving welcome relief from the sweat and fear, the sleeplessness, the fearful wounds and the killing... Masterly»

Daily Telegraph

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