Book review: Amiens 1918

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16 January 2019
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Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more WWI books (and our review shelf is full of them) here’s another.

Author: GREGORY BLAXLAND

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

 

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Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more WWI books (and our review shelf is full of them) here’s another, dealing with the BEF’s dogged defence at Amiens in the face of the German Spring Offensive, then telling the story of the final year as the Allies swept to victory. It concentrates on the British forces and if you thought the typeface looked a little, well, photocopied, it’s because this book was originally printed 50 years ago, exactly 50 years after the events it writes about.

 

There’s a mono plate section in the middle of some fairly average quality photos. It’s well written and a straightforward narrative but it has been covered everywhere else and it’s relatively pricy.

 

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• Pen & Sword

• 278 pages • Hardback • £25

 

As reviewed in The Armourer January 2019

 

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