The Smoke and the Fire: Myths and Anti-Myths of War 1861-1945/John Terraine. Sidgwick & Jackson. Hardcover. First edition 1980. Out of print. Condition: As new. ISBN 0283986824
This book examines the myths that grew up around the First World War in the late 1920s, tackling such topics as casualty numbers, politicians and war, machine guns, cavalry officers, artillery war, British generals and more, looking at the popular idea, the true facts and their analysis. It also argues that the truth can only be approached by looking at that war in the light of the others which resemble it – the American Civil War and the Second World War.