The British Army in Battle and Its Image 1914-18 by Stephen BadseyThe British Army in Battle and Its Image 1914-18 by Stephen Badsey

The British Army in Battle and Its Image 1914-18

byStephen Badsey

Hardcover | August 30, 2009

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In this collection of essays of incomparable scholarship, Stephen Badsey explores in individual detail how the British Army fought in the First World War, how politics and strategy affected its battles and the decisions of senior commanders such as Douglas Haig, and how these issues were intimately intertwined with the mass media portrayal of the Army to itself and to the British people. Informative, provocative, and often entertaining, based on more than a quarter-century of research, these essays on the British Army in the First World War range through topics from a trench raid to modern television comedy. As a contribution to progressive military history, The British Army in Battle and Its Image 1914-1918 proves that the way the British Army fought and its portrayal through the media cannot be separated. It is one of a growing number of studies which show that, far from being in opposition to each other, cultural history and the history of battle must be combined for the First World War to be properly understood. For more information visit Stephen Badsey's website www.stephenbadsey.com.

Dr Stephen Badsey MA (Cantab.) FRHistS is Reader in Conflict Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. For many years he has been internationally recognised as one of the foremost historians of the First World War, particularly through his appearances on television and knowledge of the media in war.
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Title:The British Army in Battle and Its Image 1914-18Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826437184

ISBN - 13:9780826437181

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Table of Contents

1. The Future of the Western Front in Public History2. The British Official Film3. The Trench Raid at Cherisy4. British Cavalry5. The Press Propaganda and Passchendaele6. Douglas Haig and the Press7. The Two Western Fronts Debate8. Could the Battle of the Somme Have Been Won?9. British Politics, Strategy and Propaganda10. British High Command and the Battle of the Somme

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