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Pyrrhic victory : French strategy and operations in the Great War

Author: Robert A Doughty
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the driving force behind the Allied effort in World War I, France willingly shouldered the heaviest burden. In this masterful book, Robert Doughty explains how and why France assumed this role and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Doughty
ISBN: 067401880X 9780674018808 9780674027268 0674027264
OCLC Number: 238889499
Description: XIII, 578 Seiten : Karten
Contents: Contents List of Maps Preface Introduction 1. The Transformation of the French Army 2. The War of Movement, 1914 3. Siege Warfare, 1914-1915 4. An Offensive Strategy, May-October 1915 5. The Search for Strategic Alternatives, 1915-1916 6. A Strategy of Attrition, 1916 7. A Strategy of Decisive Battle, Early 1917 8. A Strategy of "Healing" and Defense, Late 1917 9. Responding to a German Offensive, Spring 1918 10. A Strategy of Opportunism Conclusion: The "Misery" of Victory Abbreviations Notes Essay on Sources Index
Responsibility: Robert A. Doughty.

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