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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.
So, in these first battles of the war, we see Austrian infantry mown down by the
Serbs and French infantry mown down in ... Now, at last, Joffre turned his
attention to the northern frontier, where Lanrezac's Fifth Army and the BEF were
about to ...
The latter's left flank was quite open, with nothing to screen it but French
Territorial troops and General Sordet's ... Something close to chaos was reigning
between the HQs of the BEF and the French Fifth Army as the British infantry
drew up to ...
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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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THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR 18711914
THE TURN OF THE TIDE AND THE HUNDRED DAYS JuneNovember 1918 483
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