The Germans' repeated justification for initiating the war and for the mass killing of civilians in Belgium is remarkable.
John Lee is, in my opinion, just about the perfect narrator. This performance did not fail to impress as usual.
As my first book on WW1, I found it very informative. I plan on reading more, but this was a good starting point as it delves into the politics leading up to the war and through the critical early battles. It does not describe the fighting in any great detail, but focuses more on the movement of the armies and the strategic decisions made along the way.
I would suggest opening a few maps of the early stages of WW1, particularly the Map of the Battle of the Frontiers and the Map of the Tannenberg Campaign. I found them online.
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