The magnum opus of the First World War, from the outstanding historian at the King's College Department of War Studies.
Dr William Philpott has lectured in military history in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, since 2001. He is a specialist in the history of the First World War, in particular British strategy and the history of the French army.
A refreshingly balanced view ... the great strength of Philpott's book is its magisterial overview of the whole war ... a fine contribution to our growing understanding of the conflict -- Peter Parker Daily Telegraph A highly readable account ... a great book for those who want to look behind the propaganda Sunday Herald Philpott's achievement is to present a view of The Great War as an attritional conflict in a very readable fashion. 'Attrition' is an accessible work for the general reader rather than a denesley argued mongraph... Attrition stands on its own merits, as an important contribution to an active and lively scholarly debate William Philpott's boldly argued and engaging book is a timely rejoinder to simplistic views Times Literary Supplement A first-class overview of the whole war, and a useful addition to anyone's library Military History