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This will help to explain why the war could not be ended, as it otherwise should
have been, when overall victory on the battlefield became too costly. Much of this
pre-1914 background to the conflict serves as a historical constant throughout ...
commanders of the Great War had enjoyed the use of battlefield radios and '
walkie-talkies' casualties in their actions might well have been halved. Examples
showing where and how a lack of good communications caused or exacerbated
As French now saw, the artillery piece was beginning to dominate the battlefield
and would continue to do so until the end of the war. The Aisne also saw the start
of 'trench warfare' which began, not as part of any deliberate, strategic plan, but ...
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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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