Too Important for the Generals
Losing and Winning the First World WarBook - 2016
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.
Publisher: London, Bantam Press,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: xxiii, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.