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He issued no further operational orders to his command for two whole weeks,
between 16 September and 1 October, the period during which 'trench warfare',
with all its attendant horrors, first began. It was by then becoming clear that the ...
Once it began, First Ypres continued with growing intensity, generating a
slaughter which consumed tens of thousands of lives, British and Belgian, French
and German, largely destroying the old regiments of the BEF in the process.
... and as the afternoon wore on their grip on the Thiepval plateau began to slip;
casualties mounted, ammunition and grenades began to run out, the ever-
resilient German defenders began to work their way forward down the trenches.
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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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