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Five days from defeat : how Britain nearly lost the First World War

Author: Walter Reid
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [US and CA version]View all editions and formats
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A dramatic retelling of the Doullens Conference (28 March 1918), the event which changed the course of the First World War.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reid, Walter.
Five Days from Defeat: March 1918.
La Vergne : Birlinn, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Reid
ISBN: 9780857909411 085790941X 9780857903761 0857903764
OCLC Number: 1004609141
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prologue --
Introduction --
Part one. 1914-17. 1. A council of war ; 2. The war to the end of 1917 --
Part two. The approach to the spring offensive. 3. Haig ; 4. How the French saw the British ; 5. Haig's support circle and his enemies ; 6. British views of the French ; 7. Starving Haig ; 8. German imperatives and preparations ; 9. The Supreme War Council ; 10. After Wully ; 11. The SWC and the General Reserve ; 12. Haig's plans and prejudices --
Part three. Five days. 13. 21 March ; 14. 22 March ; 15. Fifth Army's defensive failures ; 16. 23 March ; 17. Channel ports ; 18. The diaries and the official history ; 19. 24 March ; 20. 25 March ; 21. 26 March ; 22. View from the street --
Part four. After the conference. 23. The end of the Kaiserschlacht ; 24. The failure of Ludendorff's offensive ; 25. The hundred days --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Walter Reid.

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'Shows with forensic precision both how close Britain came to defeat and how Haig subsequently attempted to re-write history so that he came out of the affair in a positive light' * Scotsman *

 
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