Myths and Legends of the First World War by James Hayward
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Myths and Legends of the First World War
By James Hayward

Myths and Legends of the First World War

New edition

By (author) See other recent books by James Hayward
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $19.04
Your Price: $17.13 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.86 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



Myths and Legends of the First World War by James Hayward

Book Description

During the First World War, a rich crop of legends sprouted from the battlefields and grew with such ferocity that many still excite controversy today. This book is the first to examine the roots of those stories and reveal the truth. Some myths remain well-known. Did an entire battalion of the Norfolk Regiment vanish without trace at Gallipoli in 1915? Did thousands of Russian troops actually pass through England with snow on their boots? In 1914, an acute spy mania gripped the British public, who imagined that the country was brimming with German spies. Xenophobia, denunciations and attacks on dachshunds were rampant. Amazingly, there was even talk of enemy aircraft dropping poisoned sweets to kill British children. Myths such as the Angel of Mons and the Comrade in White were more innocent creations. With no radio or television, rumours of disaster were rife, and the apparition of mystical guardian spirits gave hope to the civilian population at home. Other stories, such as the so-called Crucified Canadian, and the existence of a gruesome German corpse rendering factory, were more sinister. Yet in an age of new and startling technologies such as poison gas, submarine warfare and the tank, such tales appeared believable. Using a wide range of contemporary sources, James Hayward traces the story of each myth and examines the likely explanation. Supported by a selection of rare photographs and illustrations, the result is a refreshingly different perspective on the common 'mud and trenches' view of the First World War, shedding fascinating new light on many curious and unexplained wartime tales. James Hayward is an editor and historian with a particular interest in twentieth-century military and art history. He has also written Myths and Legends of the Second World War (The History Press).

Buy Myths and Legends of the First World War book by James Hayward from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780750939928
ISBN-10: 0750939923
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author James Hayward

Hitler's Spy by James Hayward Hitler's Spy, Paperback (January 2014)

Thrilling war-time spy story about the MI5 double-agent who made a career out of betrayal and proved a very unlikely hero

Double Agent Snow by James Hayward Double Agent Snow, Hardback (January 2013)

Thrilling war-time spy story about the MI5 double-agent who made a career out of betrayal and proved a very unlikely hero

New AQA Science GCSE Science B Science in Context Revision Guide by James Hayward New AQA Science GCSE Science B Science in Context Revision Guide, Paperback (September 2011)

Following the 2011 AQA GCSE Science specifications, this revision guide uses an accessible and concise approach to recap the essential knowledge you need to succeed in your course.

» View all books by James Hayward

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Myths and Legends of the First World War book by James Hayward and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - James Hayward

James Hayward is an editor and historian with a particular interest in twentieth-century military and art history. He has also written Myths and Legends of the Second World War (The History Press).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by James Hayward close
Burn the Sea by James Hayward
Hitler's Spy by James Hayward
Double Agent Snow by James Hayward
New AQA Science GCSE Science B Science in Context Revision Guide by James Hayward
New AQA Science GCSE Science B: Science in Context Teacher's Book by James Hayward
New AQA Science GCSE Science B: Science in Context by James Hayward
Myths and Legends of the Second World War by James Hayward
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close