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There was no means of calling the guns back, for the telephone lines from the
front line to the artillery battery positions had already been cut - unlike the barbed
wire before the German trenches, which had hardly been cut at all. By 0720
saying that the Royal Sussex and Northampton were hung up on uncut wire
south of Lone Tree and taking a terrible beating. The fate of 2 Brigade, 1st
Division, at Loos is an archetype of a Great War attack, the stuff of nightmares.
The brigade ...
Much of the registration work and observation of targets was carried out by the
RFC, and its reports tended to indicate that, despite the poor visibility, the artillery
fire was doing its work against the German wire. Night patrols from the British ...
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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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