This item eleventh month eleventh day eleventh hour armistice day 1918 world war i and its violent climax by joseph e persico paperback 1731 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom. Praise for eleventh month eleventh day eleventh hour the days preceding november 11 1918 featured a deadly minuet involving exhausted armies conditioned to fight yet desperate to avoid still more futile bloodshed joe persico recreates this twilight struggle with heartbreaking intimacy his pointillist portrait is at once harrowing and . Armistice day 1918 world war i and its violent climax using military archives and public records along with journals and diaries joseph persico weaves together the eleventh hour experiences of the men in the trenches unsung and unremembered the british tommies french poilus american doughboys and german feldgrau. 11th month 11th day 11th hour by joseph persico is an interesting and captivating book covering not only the final moments of the great war but also offering a general history of the war from its beginning in 1914 the author follows a number of characters great and small throughout the narrative we follow the paths and final fate of a number of soldiers from america britain france and . Joseph e persico gives an excellent detailed analysis of not the 11th month 11th day 11th hour but of the history as to why the war occurred and probably the most cogent point is at the end of the book where he talks about what would have happened had the allies insisted on unconditional surrender instead of the armistice
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