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Field Marshal French mentions that the first surprise on the Aisne came when his
troops came under heavy fire from German 8-inch howitzers hurried down from
Maubeuge (which had fallen some days before) 'to support the German ...
These advances, however well handled, were not without cost; the 6th Division
had a bloody baptism, losing 1,500 men in its first engagement on the Aisne. This
advance to the Aisne was the last piece of truly open warfare the Western Front ...
The Allies also lost heavily in the Aisne fighting, and after some initial thrusts up
the southern spurs of the German-held ridge, Field Marshal French ordered his
men to dig in and hold their positions against the German attacks and the ...
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A difficult to access book that none the less has some real gems of both insight & fact. Broadly, sympathetic look @ command in the First World War, in particular, the group of Generals who had ... Read full review
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Robin Neillands has written an interesting analytical study here on a number of the British generals of the First World War. Whether you agree with his conclusions are not, and it would seem at times ... Read full review
THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR 18711914
THE TURN OF THE TIDE AND THE HUNDRED DAYS JuneNovember 1918 483
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