Informative, provocative, and often entertaining, based on more than a quarter-century of research, these essays on the British Army in the First World War range through topics from a trench raid to modern television comedy. As a contribution to progressive military history, The British Army in Battle and Its Image 1914-1918 proves that the way the British Army fought and its portrayal through the media cannot be separated. It is one of a growing number of studies which show that, far from being in opposition to each other, cultural history and the history of battle must be combined for the First World War to be properly understood.
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Notice of publication, November 2009. The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society Badsey is unrivalled as a narrator who combines a high level of scholarship with immediacy of narrative ... Almost every essay in this collection contains an element of this combination of discursive ability and analytical skill. In collecting them together, the Birmingham War Studies Series has done all those interested in the British army during the First World War a service by providing ready access to an interesting selection of work from an important scholar. Twentieth Century British History mention in The Western Front Association Stand To! No. 88