Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914

Hardcover $25.95

Feb 18, 2014 | 304 Pages

Ebook $9.99

Feb 18, 2014 | 312 Pages

  • Hardcover $25.95

    Feb 18, 2014 | 304 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Feb 18, 2014 | 312 Pages


“Well-written and carefully argued, ‘Challenge of Battle’ clearly describes the initial battles of WWI in graphic detail and begins what promises to be a major reappraisal of the British army in 1914.” –Bowling Green Daily News

“Gilbert’s measured, balanced analysis of the British Expeditionary Force’s performance in the first months of World War I presents the Old Contemptibles as they were.” –Professor Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel: Men Of War in the Twentieth Century

Praise for Adrian Gilbert’s other books:
POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939–1945
‘Gilbert is to be congratulated; with verve and scholarship he has illuminated a murky area of the war … [an] excellent history.’ – Ian Thomson, Daily Telegraph
 ‘Captured: the real spirit of the POW camps… a big subject here given a comprehensive and worthwhile examination.’ – Peter Lewis, Daily Mail
 ‘[a] fascinating study of the prisoner of war experience.’ – Professor Gary Sheffield, Military Illustrated
The Imperial War Museum Book of the Desert War
‘A vivid, vital history.’ – Sunday Times
 ‘Lucid narrative of operations … superb illustrations.’ – Philip Warner, Daily Telegraph
 ‘A familiar story, re-told from a series of new angles … much fresh, illuminating detail.’ – Professor M.R.D. Foot, Good Book Guide
Sniper One-on-One – The World of Combat Sniping
‘A comprehensive account of the occupation as it is carried out today, complete with a guide to the best weapons for the task.’ – Robert Fox, Daily Telegraph

 ‘Speaking as a professional sniper with service in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, I do have to say this book is one of the best. 5/5’ – Review

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