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The snags were the terrain, the weather, the resilience of the enemy, the depth of
his defences, and the character of General Gough. The key element in Hubert
Gough's character was impetuosity. He was born, in August 1870, into a military ...
In his autobiography, Soldiering On, published in 1954, Gough states that: 'In
discussing the various personalities who have crossed my path, I have passed
some severely adverse comments, for I have felt how important it is, in writing of ...
This halting of the German attack came too late to save the career of General Sir
Hubert Gough. Lloyd George was well aware of the part his own failure to supply
reinforcements to the armies in France had played in the creation of the March ...
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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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