FAMOUS FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR I by Army Times- Eds.

FAMOUS FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR I

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a quick reference covering some of the top ranking officers and a few of the heroic fighters in the forces of the U.S., Germany, France and England during WWI. The abbreviated biographies are concerned with what each subject did. The editors of the Army Times exercise critical restraint, particularly in view of what has recently become available at the adult level. There is an adulatory sketch of Pershing as ""The Greatest Yank""; Haig's efforts in behalf of veterans after the war is given space, while the socio-political factors that allowed him to retain his disastrous command are not mentioned; Lawrence of Arabia's activities are described with a surface assessment of his motivation and achievements; and what made Sgt. York tick is not filled in at all.

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 1964
Publisher: Dodd, Mead