Victory through Coalition
Britain and France during the First World War
By (author) Elizabeth Greenhalgh
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Victory through Coalition by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
Book DescriptionGermany's invasion of France in August 1914 represented a threat to the great power status of both Britain and France. The countries had no history of co-operation, yet the entente they had created in 1904 proceeded by trial and error, via recriminations, to win a war of unprecedented scale and ferocity. Elizabeth Greenhalgh examines the huge problem of finding a suitable command relationship in the field and in the two capitals. She details the civil-military relations on each side, the political and military relations between the two powers, the maritime and industrial collaboration that were indispensable to an industrialised war effort and the Allied prosecution of war on the western front. Although it was not until 1918 that many of the war-winning expedients were adopted, Dr Greenhalgh shows that victory was ultimately achieved because of, rather than in spite of, coalition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521853842
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elizabeth Greenhalgh
French Army and the First World War, Hardback (November 2014)
A major new account of the role and performance of the French army in the First World War.
Foch in Command, Paperback (January 2014)
This is the first study in English of the French general who led the Allies to victory in 1918.
Victory Through Coalition, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Elizabeth Greenhalgh
This book re-examines the course of the First World War through the lens of the Franco-British coalition.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Greenhalgh
Elizabeth Greenhalgh is Executive Officer at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, and the Joint Editor of War and Society.
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