The Great War Generals on the Western Front 1914-18

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Robinson, 1999 - Generals - 549 pages
This book attempts to shatter one of the most popular myths of our time: that the catastrophic loss of life on the Western Front in 1914-1918 was entirely due to incompetent leadership. In fact, as the author shows, a host of other, more decisive factors played a part. Why was Britain so unprepared for a European War in 1914? What contribution did Britain's allies really make on the battlefield? Did anyone at the time understand the implications of trench warfare? #FDEAbove all, why was Britain's political machine so paralyzed and indecisive throughout the tragedy?

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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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User Review  - RobertMosher - LibraryThing

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

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