EPICS AND LEGENDS OF WORLD WAR I by Arch Whitehouse

EPICS AND LEGENDS OF WORLD WAR I

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Whitehouse concerns himself less with the War's historical development than with compiling its myths and legends, many of which were silly inventions of the press but nevertheless found their way into living history. Stories include those of the Angel of Mons, the execution of Nurse Edith Cavell, the bloodbath at Somme, valor at Verdun and Sgt. York's phenomenal capture of 132 Germans at one crack. They are in a reasonable voice with an edge of authenticity to it.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1964
Publisher: Doubleday