Saul David, author of the astoundingly successful Zulu, Victoria’s Wars and All The King’s Men, is one of the most agile minds in military history. His authoritative, accessible books are treasure troves of detail, and recast history as “addictive narrative” (Independent). To coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, David has drawn on the latest theories to create a vivid and original one-volume history of this conflict that changed the course of history and the future of warfare.
One Hundred Days to Victory brings the war to life through one hundred key dates and events. Beginning with the impact of the conflict on his own family, David zooms out to give a global picture, and delves into little-explored areas of scholarship – such as the key part played by non-British soldiers, including Sepoy Khudadad Khan, the first Indian soldier to receive a Victoria Cross.
This is one of a series of Autumn talks commemorating the Great War, with each author offering a different approach. Saul David has been a wonderful speaker at previous events – a real livewire, who never fails to impress with the depth of his knowledge.