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Myths Legends of the First World War by James Hayward Online



Myths  Legends of the First World War

Myths Legends of the First World War

  • Title: Myths Legends of the First World War
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  • ISBN : 9780750939928
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 216 pages


Accounts of World War I usually center on grueling life in the trenches, living and fighting on the front line While incorporating wartime life, this book gives a refreshingly different perspective by looking at the rich crop of legends that sprang from the battlefields Some of these myths still persist in the public consciousness even today, yet all are mirrored in rece Accounts of World War I usually center on grueling life in the trenches, living and fighting on the front line While incorporating wartime life, this book gives a refreshingly different perspective by looking at the rich crop of legends that sprang from the battlefields Some of these myths still persist in the public consciousness even today, yet all are mirrored in recent conspiracy theories, folk tales of the paranormal, and moral panics The Angel of Mons is an example of a myth still debated today The legend says that British troops, exhausted from many days marching to battle, reported sightings of a troop of angels on the battlefield at Mons the supernatural presence then terrified the German soldiers, who were forced to retreat The unexplained disappearance of a whole Territorial battalion of the Norfolk Regiment at Gallipoli is another a lingering controversy Using a wide range of contemporary documentary sources, James Hayward retells the story of each myth with possible explanations for how they came about, illustrating his narrative with a variety of contemporary photographs and illustrations, some of which are rare and from his own private collection


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Myths Legends of the First World War Reviews (4)

  • Truth, as the saying goes, is the first casualty of war, and in this book James Hayward demonstrates just how true this was during the First World War He examines many of the falsehoods that arose during the way, from rumors of nonexistent spies to such fabled tales as the Angel of Mons and the Russ [..]

  • I found this book a reasonably good read.first tells you the myth and then deconstructs it.but even after all these years misinformation and false news by all goverments are still underminding the public.its like a book form of a programme called project blue book that showed you something that happ [..]

  • Not quite what I expected as I thought it would contain items like the Angel of Mons This book is really about debunking most of the myths that were spread during and after the war I wish it had spent a bit time covering the generals and why such an effort was put forth to discredit them and the H [..]

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