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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.
Now, at last, Joffre turned his attention to the northern frontier, where Lanrezac's
Fifth Army and the BEF were about to be attacked by yet more German armies. In
round figures, three German armies, mustering thirty-four divisions, were about ...
General Lanrezac was falling back from the Meuse, with the BEF hanging on his
left flank and resisting the temptation to seek the doubtful shelter offered by the
fortifications of Maubeuge. The Anglo-French forces, if in full retreat, were still in ...
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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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