With the title of this post taken from Andy Simpson’s Hot Blood & Cold Steel, we come to the end of our look at the Great War, the War to end all wars. By the latter part of the war, the optimism was gone and the upheaval that war always brings was beginning to take its toll on the warring powers–sowing the seeds for the conflict that was to come in just a few short years. The lifeblood of the countries involved had gone back to the ground, with names of Flanders, the Somme, and others. Technology had done to war what men could not do. Total war was upon us…changing our thoughts, deeds, actions as well as future conflicts.
Here are some books that I have found in researching this topic that have been gone from public sight for many years. Take a look and see, and experience.
I could go on and on with the information. Sadly, much of this is a mere footnote in a dusty history book on the shelf of the library. It’s a shame for the sacrifice of many to be regulated this way. Try the links below for more details….
Have a great day!
(1) (Google Books) History of the 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division
(2)(Google Books)The Lafayette Flying Corps