Book Review – Over The Top, Alternative Histories of the First World War



It is never easy to classify this type of book because it is based on non-fiction but provides what is a fictional alternative history. The approach is entirely valid because history is a series of events that only produced their final story as a series of factors and decisions came together against a background of other events, the local terrain, and the weather. Any small variation in one of perhaps hundreds of elements could have produced an entirely different outcome and shaped a whole series of subsequent events. The text offers some credible alternatives to what actually happened and is based on careful research. There are some good images in the photo plate section and the book will appeal to both the enthusiast and the general reader.

This book provides some credible and compelling alternatives, based on wartime plans and events. A provoking new look at what might have been.

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