The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front, 1918
By August 1918, the outcome of the Great War was not in doubt: the Allies would win. But what was unclear was how this defeat would play out. In The Last Battle, Peter Hart, brings to life the dramatic final weeks of the war, as men fought to secure victory, with survival seemingly only days, or hours away. This is a powerful and detailed account of history's greatest endgame.
Peter Hart is the oral historian at the Imperial War Museum and has written several titles on the First World War. His latest books for Profile are Gallipoli, The Great War and Voices from the Front.
Anyone who buys a ticket for this talk gets free entry to the Museum on the day of the event. Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life is run by the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment Trust, and is a registered charity, so donations are welcome.