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Too important for the generals: how Britain nearly lost the First World War

Too important for the generals: how Britain nearly lost the First World War

Mallinson, Allan, author

One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? After all this was a fight that, we were told, would be over by Christmas. Now, Allan Mallinson, former professional soldier and author, provides answers that are disturbing as well as controversial, and have a contemporary resonance. He disputes the growing consensus among historians that British generals were not to blame for the losses and setbacks in the 'war to end all wars' - that, given the magnitude of their task, they did as well as anyone could have

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Bantam Books, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Allan Mallinson
ISBN: 055381866X, 9780553818666
Note: Originally published: 2016.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxv, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Causes.; France Strategic aspects History 20th century.; Warfare and Defence.; Strategy History 20th century.; Great Britain Strategic aspects History 20th century.