Thursday, 4 August 2011
Enduring the Great War - New Books in History Alexander Watson
How did the troops who fought in the First World War cope with it? It is a good question and one that Alexander Watson has set out to answer in this book. He looks specifically at the British and German armies. The two organisations seem to have faced largely the same challenges and solved much the same problem. But there were some differences, and this may explain why the German army seemed to give in first. It turns out that the end of German resistance didn't happen in quite the way I imagined it. In particular it wasn't on the point of mutiny as I imagined. Have a listen if you want to find out what really happened.