|Title||:||The Last Fifty Miles|
|Number of Pages||:||316|
The Last Fifty Miles Reviews
Adam Wakeling's account of the battles leading to the end of World War I is an artful historical record which interlaces humour and little-known facts into the arduous conditions of northern France.What I particularly enjoyed about this book was the way the author weaves the various layers of warfare throughout: the geopolitical background of 1916-18, strategic decisions made on all sides, often from a great distance and with little regard for the infantrymen on the ground, the tactical triumphs [...]
An intriguing idea told very pacily. The balance between context and Australian focus is not always found.