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The C-in-C ordered his commanders to be prepared to move forward, though he
also ordered them to strengthen their outposts, while II Corps engineers were to
prepare the canal bridges for demolition. Smith-Dorrien pointed out the inherent ...
To do this three brigades were drawn up astride the La Bassee Canal: S Brigade
on the north bank was to advance east through Canteleux and Chapelle St Roch,
while 6 and 19 Brigades on the south bank were to attack towards Auchy and ...
Byng was planning an initial breakthrough by seven divisions of infantry and
three brigades of tanks, towards and around the town of Cambrai, on a 10,000-
yard front between two waterways, the Canal de l'Escaut and the Canal du Nord.
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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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