The Donkeys by Alan Clark 1st / 1st 1961
London: Hutchinson and Co. Ltd (1961). A first uk edition in very good condition. The wrapper, which is fairly fragile, has some wear to the corners and edges. The is a closed tear to the top left hand corner of the front panel and some creasing to other corners. It has a small tear to the top of the back panel. It is not price clipped. The book is clean and has no spotting or previous owner’s names. Overall it is a very good copy.
The book that coined the phrase “lions led by donkeys”. Was also the basis for ‘Oh what a lovely war”
The book is one of the most scathing examinations of British First World War generals. The author provides a study of Western Front offensives—and all of the ways the generals got things wrong. A rare title by the often outspoken politician.