Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Good Stuff

As an amateur World War I historian, I am pleased at the amount of historical data and writing about the Great War that has been coming out for the 100 year anniversary. I find this refreshing because research on the first World War has been hard to come by. You can find all sorts of stuff on World War II in both nonfiction and fiction, but if you local library has even two books on the subject of the first war, you are ahead of the curve.

5 comments:

underground pewster said...

It is hard to understand the Second World War without an understanding of the First. That would be like trying to understand the New Testament without any background from the Old.

The Archer of the Forest said...

Sadly, I don't think people really understand either.

The Archer of the Forest said...

There is a book I want. I read a review about is in the Smithsonian Air and Space magazine. It's 500 pages, and its a photo narrative of the Great War by the Imperial War Museum in London. It looks spectacular. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385350708/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=08AZG0A8AJGYH8AQM457&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200422&pf_rd_i=507846

underground pewster said...

If you have not yet had the opportunity to do so, you might enjoy a visit to the IWM in London.

The Archer of the Forest said...

Been there. One of my favorite museums in London. I actually did a bit of research in their archives when I was working on my Master's thesis.