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Field Marshal French soon found fault with one of Joffre's opinions, namely that
General Lanrezac, commanding the French Fifth Army, the force that would lie on
the right flank of the BEF, was one of the finest officers in the French Army.
This was a legitimate concern, for by the evening of 22 August the BEF was some
ten miles ahead of the Fifth Army, with a growing gap between the flanks of the
two armies. The more Lanrezac withdrew or the BEF advanced, the wider that ...
The place was only a small hamlet, but it stood at a strategic point in the line,
being both on the left flank of Fifth Army, and a jutting buttress in the Hindenburg
Line at the point - or the hinge - where that line was joined from the north by the ...
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THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR 18711914
THE TURN OF THE TIDE AND THE HUNDRED DAYS JuneNovember 1918 483
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