CAMBRAI 1917, Bryn Hammond/Phoenix, £10.99.
CAMBRAI was the last and most influential battle fought by the British on the Western Front in 1917.
With many of the Allies on the brink of collapse, only Britain was still capable of holding the Germans at bay.
Over time, many myths have grown up around what happened at Cambrai. The events of this iconic attack are now buried beneath accumulated legends and misrepresentations built up over almost a century.
It is remembered as the world’s first great tank battle, but it is also a story of innovations in artillery and the German ‘stormtroop’ tactics.
Drawing on much primary source material, this is a fascinating study.