The publisher has built an outstanding catalogue of battlefield guides and 2016 marked an expansion as part of the centenary events marking WWI. This book is a very worthy addition and provides excellent illustration and clear concise text. Essential companion on a battlefield visit.
NAME: Aisne 1918, Battleground North West France FILE: R2375 AUTHOR: David Blanchard PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 280 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War 1, The Great War, First World War, World War One, Battles of the Aisne, BEF, French Army, German Army, fighting, terrain, Paris ISBN: 1-783337-605-8 IMAGE: B2375.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/h5fpcpo LINKS: Current Discount Offers http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/sale DESCRIPTION: The publisher has built an outstanding catalogue of battlefield guides and 2016 marked an expansion as part of the centenary events marking WWI. This book is a very worthy addition and provides excellent illustration and clear concise text. Essential companion on a battlefield visit. One of the features of WWI on the Western Front was the number of battles fought over the same ground through the conflict there. The three Battles of the Aisne featured the British in the first, 1914, and third, 1918, where the BEF was heavily engaged. The second battle in 1917 was a French failure. This book covers the third battle in 1918. The fact that three battles were fought on the same ground demonstrates the importance of this terrain. Across the three battles, there were significant changes in technology and tactics, making this a rewarding subject for study. For those planning to visit the Aisne, this is an essential review that contains all of the detail to make the greatest benefit of a visit. The unusual terrain shaped the battles and this is presented in an understandable manner that makes sense of the history. A considerable number of images, maps and photographs have been included in support of the very descriptive text. For those intending to visit the battlefield, one complete chapter has been given over to providing specific tour information, making this an ideal and essential pocket book for the visit.