Stanley, Peter: Three Great War histories review: was the slaughtering really worth it?

Stanley, Peter

Three Great War histories review: was the slaughtering really worth it?Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 2016

Honest History’s president reviews Victory at Villers-Bretonneux, by Peter FitzSimons, The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923, by Robert Gerwarth, and Passchendaele, by Paul Ham. ‘Reading Ham and Gerwarth’s sombre narratives beside FitzSimons’ nationalist boosting’, concludes Stanley, ‘shows he [FitzSimons] really doesn’t understand the Great War at all’. Previous Honest History encounters with FitzSimons are here, here and here. After the second of these encounters, Mr FitzSimons stopped following Honest History on Twitter. C’est la vie.

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