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Myths and Legends of the First World War.

Author: James Hayward
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2011.
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During the First World War, a rich crop of legends sprouted from the battlefields and grew with such ferocity that many still excite controversy today. This book is the frist to examine the roots of those stories and reveal the truth. Some myths remain well-known. did an entire battalion of the Norfolk Regiment vanish without trace at Gallipoli in 1915? Did thousands of Russian troops actually pass through England  Read more...
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Hayward, James.
Myths and Legends of the First World War.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Hayward
ISBN: 9780752476308 0752476300
OCLC Number: 779140996
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Spy Mania; 2. The Russians in England; 3. Mysterious Visions and Clouds; 4. The Rape of Belgium; 5. Trench Myths; 6. Lions, Donkeys and Ironclads; 7. The Hidden Hand; Postscript; Source Notes; Bibliography.

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Supported by a selection of rare photographs and illustrations, the result is a refreshingly different perspective on the common 'mud and trenches' view of the First World War, shedding fascinating  Read more...

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