The notion that the Western Front represents the folly and futility of war is challenged by award-winning historian Nick Lloyd in his brand new book, ‘The Western Front: A History of the First World War’.
Dr Lloyd will examine the most decisive campaigns of the Great War in conversation with historian Dr Jonathan Boff. He will explain how the war on the Western Front can be seen as a triumph against the odds rather than the futile folly of legend.
Learn about the events of the war from the perspective of all the main combatants, including French, British, Belgian, American and German forces. Hear about the unprecedented innovation, adaptation and tactical developments that took place during the four-year campaign.
Dr Nick Lloyd is a Reader in Military and Imperial History in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. Nick has written widely on military and imperial history in the era of the First World War.
‘The Western Front: A History of the First World War’ is his latest book and is due for release on 4 March 2021. Don’t miss your chance to buy a copy of the book with your ticket for £30. Every sale helps support the work of the National Army Museum.
Dr Jonathan Boff is an expert in modern military history and a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham. His books include ‘Winning and Losing on the Western Front’ (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and ‘Haig’s Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and the German Army on the Western Front’ (Oxford University Press, March 2018). He is a member of the Council of the National Army Museum.