Foch: Supreme Allied Commander in the Great War

Foch: Supreme Allied Commander in the Great War

by Michael Neiberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 157488672X

ISBN-13: 2901574886725

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Potomac Books

Ferdinand Foch is the prototype of the twentieth-century general. Better than any other general of the First World War, he came to understand how technology and modern alliance systems had changed the nature of warfare. Most famous for his role as Allied commander in chief in 1918, Foch foreshadowed the similar roles played by other commanders of large coalitions,…  See more details below

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Ferdinand Foch is the prototype of the twentieth-century general. Better than any other general of the First World War, he came to understand how technology and modern alliance systems had changed the nature of warfare. Most famous for his role as Allied commander in chief in 1918, Foch foreshadowed the similar roles played by other commanders of large coalitions, such as Dwight Eisenhower in World War II and Norman Schwarzkopf in Desert Storm. Michael S. Neiberg masterfully analyzes this complex man and provides a solid overview of French political history against the fabric of the twentieth century's first industrialized war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901574886725
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Military Profiles
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
128

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Chronology
Ch. 1The Formation of Ferdinand Foch3
Ch. 2Foch and the Crisis of 191417
Ch. 3The Lessons of Modern Warfare: The Flanders Campaigns31
Ch. 4Verdun, the Somme, and the Frustrations of Modern War45
Ch. 5Becoming Generalissimo59
Ch. 6Winning the War73
Ch. 7Losing the Peace87
Postscript: Life after Versailles103
Notes111
Bibliographic Note117
Index121
About the Author125

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