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The price of glory : Verdun 1916, Alistair Horne

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The price of glory : Verdun 1916
Title
The price of glory
Title remainder
Verdun 1916
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Horne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles; the battle whose aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death; the battleground whose once fertile terrain even now resembles a haunted wilderness, battered and crumbling. Alistair Horne's book is more than a chronicle of the facts of battle. It is a profoundly moving, sympathetic study of men who fought there, and shows that Verdun is a key to understanding the First World War, a key to the minds of those who waged it, to traditions that bound them, and to the world that gave them the opportunity. This unabridged edition contains a new preface and additional photographs--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
WU
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Horne, Alistair
Dewey number
940.4/272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D545.V3
LC item number
H6 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin history
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Verdun, Battle of, Verdun, France, 1916
Label
The price of glory : Verdun 1916, Alistair Horne
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-358) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. La Débâcle -- 2. Joffre of the Marne -- 3. Falkenhayn -- 4. Operation Gericht -- 5. The waiting machine -- 6. The first day -- 7. The fall of Colonel Driant -- 8. Breakthrough -- 9. Fort Douaumont -- 10. De Castelnau decides -- 11. Pétain -- 12. The take-over -- 13. Reappraisals -- 14. The Mort Homme -- 15. Widening horizons -- 16. In another country -- 17. The air battle -- 18. The crown prince -- 19. The triumvirate -- 20. "May Cup" -- 21. Fort Vaux -- 22. Danger signals -- 23. The secret enemies -- 24. The crisis -- 25. Falkenhayn dismissed -- 26. The counter strokes -- 27. The new leader -- 28. Aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
1651683
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Unabridged edition with new preface.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780140170412
Lccn
94181819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1651683
  • (OCoLC)30715855
  • (OCoLC)30715855
Label
The price of glory : Verdun 1916, Alistair Horne
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-358) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. La Débâcle -- 2. Joffre of the Marne -- 3. Falkenhayn -- 4. Operation Gericht -- 5. The waiting machine -- 6. The first day -- 7. The fall of Colonel Driant -- 8. Breakthrough -- 9. Fort Douaumont -- 10. De Castelnau decides -- 11. Pétain -- 12. The take-over -- 13. Reappraisals -- 14. The Mort Homme -- 15. Widening horizons -- 16. In another country -- 17. The air battle -- 18. The crown prince -- 19. The triumvirate -- 20. "May Cup" -- 21. Fort Vaux -- 22. Danger signals -- 23. The secret enemies -- 24. The crisis -- 25. Falkenhayn dismissed -- 26. The counter strokes -- 27. The new leader -- 28. Aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
1651683
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Unabridged edition with new preface.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780140170412
Lccn
94181819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1651683
  • (OCoLC)30715855
  • (OCoLC)30715855

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