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Foch pressed his views first, proposing that the French Tenth Army, fourteen
divisions and a thousand guns, should attack first on a four-mile front with Vimy
Ridge as its main objective, while the British First Army was to attack a day later,
Nivelle's plan required the British Third Army to attack south of Vimy Ridge and
push through the German lines towards Cambrai, down the axis of the Arras-
Cambrai road, both attacks to precede a massive French assault on the Aisne
and in ...
Vimy Ridge runs for some seven miles, roughly north to south, from Notre- Dame-
de-Lorette to Ecurie. From the west the land rises gradually to the crest, and the '
ridge' itself is not a sharp edge but a wide-topped plateau, half a mile in extent, ...
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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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