Haig's Generals / Edition 1

Haig's Generals / Edition 1

by Ian F. W. Beckett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844151697

ISBN-13: 9781844151691

Pub. Date: 08/02/2007

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited

An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and

Overview

An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien. Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front. A fascinating and original contribution to the history of the war in the trenches.

Contributors include:

John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F. W. Beckett, Steven J. Corvi.

REVIEWS

“For those who subscribe to the Haig was an incompetent butcher opinion, this book will perhaps open minds and bring the realities of Haig’s situation into focus… will assist any battle guide or researcher seeking to give color to the men behind the reputations.”
Mike McCarthy/ Western Front Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844151691
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
08/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

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