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 Posted: Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 09:05 pm
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I recently finished 'Mud, Blood, and Poppycock' by Gordon Corrigan, which takes a revisionist look at various criticisms of the war from the approach of officers to the use of the death penalty. About the Somme he tries to argue that there was little alternative to holding a campaign on the Western Front at that time, and the high casualties were mainly due to inexperienced officers and men facing a ferocious attack which the British seldom suffered before.

An interesting book, but I don't really know enough about the Great War to contemplate the points he makes.

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