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Saturday, 7 February 2015

WWI recommended reading: Murray, "The Rocky Road to the Great War"

If you're interested either in the First World War, or in the late nineteenth century conflicts that preceded it, I highly recommend that you read Nick Murray's book. Nick examines how the theory and practice of fortification change in response to developments in technology and doctrine, and his insights really help the reader to understand why WWI took the shape that it did.

Disclaimer: Nick and I have been friends for many years, and I played a small role in helping him with his research that led to this book, including an eventful trip to Plevna together. If you look carefully you'll find me in one of the photos in the book.

Buy this book!

http://www.amazon.com/Rocky-Road-Great-War-ebook/dp/B00F8ZJR2E/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1423306718&sr=8-6&keywords=murray+rocky+road