This is one of those books so essential that it is astonishing that no-one has thought of writing or publishing it before. Geoff Bridger, a recognised authority on the conflict, here compresses the vast field of information on all aspects of the Great War into a single, compact, and beautifully produced and illustrated volume. Packed with accessible data on everything from the contents of shells to trench foot, and from regimental insignia to the organisation of Armies, Bridger’s book is a gold mine of facts that will be indispensable to historians, people visiting the battlefields, and students studying the war in the classroom – as well as to the increasing numbers researching the part played in the war by a family forebear. As historian Correlli Barnett writes in his foreword, this book is ‘An essential resource…Geoff Bridger has done us all, professional historians included – a great service’.
THE GREAT WAR HANDBOOK A Guide for Family Historians & Students of the Conflict
A book for all Great War buffs – experts and beginners alike. Geoff Bridger has compressed a vast amount of data of all aspects of the conflict into a single, clear and beautifully produced volume. Absolutely indispensable.