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This path-breaking study by leading historians of the First World War considers all aspects of command at all levels on the Western Front. Drawing upon a wealth of original material, a mixture of established historians and younger scholars consider such topics as the adjustment to static warfare; the role of GHQ; Hubert Gough's style of command at Fifth division; artillery command; and divisional command at Passchendaele. To put it simply: if the British Army really had been led by donkeys and had been as inflexible and incompetent as it has been made out, then how was the war won and how did the Army reach such a peak of military excellence in 1918?Find out in this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862274204
ISBN-10: 1862274207
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 160mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Gary Sheffield

Dr Gary Sheffield is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London. He has published many books on military history, including The Somme (2003). Dr Dan Todman is Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary, University of London. Also an author of several books, including The Great War: Myth and Memory.Contributors to this book include Andy Simpson, author of Spellmount's greatly admired Directing Operations: British Corps Command on the Western Front 1914-18.

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