From the first page, Mosier challenges historians' view of the battle for Verdun, asserting that it was not just one battle as Alistair Horne would have you believe in "The Price of Glory.'
Mosier picks apart the accounts by the Allies, showing step by step how they glossed over what really happened. How stated objectives were not accomplished, battles claimed as victories were actually lost. How reports from the front were written to appeal to the public back home but didn't tell the whole story. Misrepresentation flourished in various accounts about the duration of battles and who had won in various reports sent on to Prime Minister Lloyd George. The Germans were no better.