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However, in the Great War there were few absolute victories and the second
stage of Rawlinson's plan, the attack on High ... By now, German counter-attacks
were starting to develop and a certain amount of confusion was arising at the
HQs of ...
would delay and reduce an attack, while strong forces - 'Eingriff divisions (Eingriff
in this case meaning intervention, disruption, counter-attack) - were kept in close
support, to counter-attack and retake any lost ground. In the event, as at Arras ...
There were still trenches, but defence now depended on interlocking fields of fire,
on concrete strong- points manned by machine-gunners overlooking wide belts
of barbed wire, and on the rapid action of counter-attack divisions. The only ...
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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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