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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 ...
The advance here was supported by a creeping barrage, the lifts calculated from
the map and timed for an infantry advance of fifty yards a minute. The corps
artillery orders, as detailed in the Official History, added the accurate but ominous
These now laid a creeping barrage, creating a zone of fire over the enemy lines.
Aided by this, and by the previous days of barrage, which had cut the enemy wire
to pieces - 280 miles of it, according to Second Army reports - the infantry ...
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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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