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These advances, however well handled, were not without cost; the 6th Division
had a bloody baptism, losing 1,500 men in its first engagement on the Aisne. This
advance to the Aisne was the last piece of truly open warfare the Western Front ...
40 of 24 October, required I and IV Corps and the Cavalry Corps to advance east
in support of the French, while II ind III Corps and the Indian Corps contained the
enemy to their front from Messines to Neuve Chapelle. The order also ...
tactic, the 'creeping barrage', in which the infantry advances as close as possible
to the supporting barrage, which 'lifts' a specified distance of specific intervals -
thus troops and barrage advance together. The problem was that this type of ...
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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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