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GNM Challenge of Battle: the British Army's Baptism of Fire in the First World War

GNM Challenge of Battle: the British Army's Baptism of Fire in the First World War
Autor: Adrian Gilbert
Data publikacji: 2015-05
ISBN: 9781472810595
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Liczba stron: 320
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In this timely new book, Adrian Gilbert clears away the layers of sentiment that have obscured a true historical understanding of the 1914 campaign to provide a full, unvarnished picture of the British Expeditionary Force at war. Previous assessments of the BEF have held to an unshakeable belief in its exceptional performance during the battles of 1914. But closer examination of the historical record reveals a force possessing some key strengths yet undermined by other, significant failings.

Within an authoritative and well-paced campaign narrative, Challenge of Battle re-evaluates the army's leadership, organization and tactics. It describes the problems faced by commanders, grappling with the brutal realities of 20th-century warfare, and explains how the British infantry's famed


About the Author

Adrian Gilbert's recent books include Voices of the French Foreign Legion and POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945 - named by The Sunday Times as a top ten military book of the year. He has contributed to TV documentaries and written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, Guardian, Good Book Guide and Gramophone. The author lives in Cheshire, UK.

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