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Without adequate artillery preparation and support, over ground unknown and un
- reconnoitred, they were sent to turn an enemy well provided with machine-guns
out of a position which had ready-made cover in houses and a wood, and ...
On 4 February Haig ordered Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Rawlinson to take
command of the newly created Fourth Army and join General Sir Edmund Allenby
of the Third Army in studying the ground north of the Somme, where the British ...
At least the offensive was gaining ground. The Germans were now waiting
anxiously for the autumn rains to come to their aid; the commander in Flanders,
Field Marshal Crown Prince Rupprecht, called the rain 'Our most effective ally',
and he ...
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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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