Geoffrey Corn, one of the Lawfare Book Review editors, offers a retrospective review essay on Jean Renoir's classic 1937 film set in World War I, La Grande Illusion
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Melvin Small reviews Michael S. Neiberg's account of how Americans reacted to World War I, and the impacts of that "largely forgotten" war in the shaping of modern America in The Path to War: How the First World War Changed America
On July 1, 1916, nearly two years into the Great War, British forces sought to break the stalemate of trench warfare on the Western Front by a "Big Push" at a hitherto quiet section of the front at the Somme. The result was a disaster in human and military terms, the worst single day in British military history.