Spencer Jones, "The Darkest Year: The British Army on the Western Front 1917" (Helion and Company, 2021)


In The Darkest Year: The British Army on the Western Front 1917 (Helion and Company, 2021), leading First World War historians examine key aspects of the British Army's campaign on the Western Front in 1917. It includes studies of the Battle of Arras, Third Battle of Ypres, and Battle of Cambrai, as well as examinations of British Army strategy, morale, tactics, training, and intelligence gathering. It is the fourth book in Spencer Jones's award-winning series which examines the British Army on the Western Front year-by-year and marks a major contribution to our understanding of the Army in this controversial year.

Philip Blood is a British born independent historian and freelance author living in Aachen, Germany. Previously senior fellow at the American in Berlin, a military history advisor to the Association of the US Army Book Program, and senior lecturer as RWTH-Aachen (Technical University). Previous lecturer positions at Surrey University and London University.

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Philip Blood is a British historian residing in Germany. His specialist research covers military culture, war, security, genocide and the Holocaust.

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