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Paths of Glory: The French Army 1914-18
     

Paths of Glory: The French Army 1914-18

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by Anthony Clayton
 

ISBN-10: 0304366528

ISBN-13: 9780304366521

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited

A world-famous expert on the French military provides a major contribution to our understanding of World War I. He reveals why and how the French army fought as it did, with profiles of the senior commanders—Joffre, Pétain, Nivelle, and Foch—and analyzes the major campaigns on the Western Front, the Near East and Africa. There are details on the

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A world-famous expert on the French military provides a major contribution to our understanding of World War I. He reveals why and how the French army fought as it did, with profiles of the senior commanders—Joffre, Pétain, Nivelle, and Foch—and analyzes the major campaigns on the Western Front, the Near East and Africa. There are details on the trenches, the makeup and performance of colonial armies, the mutinies of 1917, and how, ultimately, the wartime experience helped shape the nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304366521
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Cassell Military Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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Paths of Glory: The French Army 1914-18 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ynot More than 1 year ago
I was greatly disappointed by this book. The author's analysis is undermined by his too-obvious pro-British chauvinism. He has relied on secondary sources and apparently did little original research. A reader interested in learning how the French Army conducted the war at the operational level would do far better to read Doughty's "Pyrrhic Victory," which is a tremendous book. For someone interested in learning more about the everyday life of French soldiers during the Great War, as well as the equipment and structure of the French Army then, consult the Osprey book "French Poilu, 1914-1918" by Ian Summers. (It appears Mr. Clayton relied on an earlier version of that book.)