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    • War of Attrition

    • Fighting the First World War
    • By: William Philpott
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, 100 years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing and disorganized

    • By BMC on 08-05-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Three Armies on the Somme

    • The First Battle of the Twentieth Century
    • By: William Philpott
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    On July 1, 1916, British and French forces launched the first attack on the German armies lined up along the Somme in what was to become the defining battle of World War I. To this day, July 1 is often remembered for being the bloodiest day in British military history. Indeed, the British suffered some 62,000 casualties in that one day of fighting alone. As gruesome as that statistic is, it's just one of the many dark legacies left by the Somme Offensive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An insightful and exhaustive analysis of the Somme

    • By Anthony on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $29.95