Simon Robbins's British Generalship on the Western Front 1914-1918: Defeat PDF

By Simon Robbins

This publication explores the British Army's reaction at the Western entrance to a interval of seminal switch in struggle. specifically it examines the impression of the pre-war emphasis on around the world garrison, career and policing tasks for the Empire's defence of the mind-set of the Army's management and its loss of instruction for a continental conflict concerning a huge, unplanned elevate in males and material.
The purposes for the terrible functionality within the early years of the battle, particularly professionalism in the British military, together with terrible employees paintings, 'trade unionism', careerism in the excessive command, and the tendency of an overconfident hierarchy to disregard the necessity for reform to take on the tactical stalemate ahead of 1916, are analysed. The excessive command speedily learnt from the defeats of 1915-16 and played far better in 1916-18, an extremely formative interval leading to the promoting of a more youthful, extra specialist management and the advance of the 1st actually sleek method of strategies which has ruled wars ever seeing that.
During 1917-18 the Army's commanders and employees developed and better those new tools; constructing a doctrine of mixed hands to beat the tactical stalemate bedevilling Allied offensives.

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