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Vimy Ridge 1914-18 Battle book #26 by…
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A concise to the point account written by a repespected writer, like all the Ballantine books in this series.

As a Canadian I appreciate the respect he shows for the Canadian Corps often ignored even by people like John Keegan. I also respect that he points out that the battle and the failure to take advantage of the aftermath leave this battle over-rated by Canadians.

My one quibble is that accounts in this series of great American victories are written by Americans, and include all the chest puffing flag waving you would expect. The books about British victories, are written by Brits, and you can hear "Rule Britannia" in the background.

It would have been nice to see a Canadian write this or if the other battle books in the series receive a similar balanced, less nationalistic voice. ( )
  yeremenko | Sep 22, 2009 |
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