Lessons of War
The Experiences of Seven Future Leaders in the First World WareBook - 2008
William Van der Kloot examines the experiences of seven future national leaders during the World War I. Adolf Hitler served on the Western Front for four years; Charles de Gaulle was bayoneted and captured at Verdun; Benito Mussolini was so badly wounded that he was discharged as a hero; Gustav Mannerheim was a cavalry commander who fought on the Eastern Front; Mustafa Kemal Atat©ơrk commanded a division at the Battle of Gallipoli; Harold Macmillan was wounded at Loos and again at the Somme; and Herbert Hoover, although a civilian, organized humanitarian relief in German-occupied Europe, especially Belgium. Combining information gleaned from memoirs, diaries, biographies, and regimental histories, this book illustrates how these experiences formed them into the men remembered by history.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 940.4 Va
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)