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Smith-Dorrien established his HQ at Sars-la-Bruyere, five miles south of the canal
. Communications, other than by courier, were poor. There was no time to lay out
lines and establish telephone links along the twenty-mile front held by II Corps, ...
Smith-Dorrien had a hot temper, and was not the most tactful of men, while
French, by then Inspector-General of the Forces, certainly resented his
successor's actions, and nursed this grievance against Smith-Dorrien for years.
During his time ...
Smith-Dorrien was still talking the situation over at 0200 hrs when General
Allenby arrived and announced that since his cavalry brigades were also much
scattered and his men and horses 'pretty well played out', he would not be able 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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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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