1st ed., 2006. Xxii + 298 pp., 34 photo-plates + 7 maps. D.j., 24 x 15cm. FINE. The First World War remains controversial and clouded with myth. Many of these misconceptions relate to the competence of the generals, the events of 1915 and the battles at Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge and Festubert, as well as the larger disasters at Second Ypres ' scene of the first gas attack ' and, finally, the shambolic Battle of Loos. However, the reality of these battles has gradually been concealed by the allegation that the men were 'lions led like donkeys', with much of the blame put on the generals. In this well-researched book the author reveals the truth behind this fallacy and the events surrounding the battles, and sets them in a wider context.