The British Army on the Western Front 1916

The British Army on the Western Front 1916

by Bruce Gudmundsson

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ISBN-13: 9781472802026
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Series: Battle Orders , #29
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,089,031
File size: 45 MB
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About the Author

Major Bruce Gudmundsson, USMCR (Retired), is an historian who specializes in tactical innovation, the way that military organizations respond to radical change. The author of four major books and several hundred articles, he has taught at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and Oxford University.

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Mission     7
Growth of the Expeditionary Force
Doctrine and training     11
Mobilization
Unit organization     14
Armies
Army corps
Corps troops, army troops and GHQ troops
Infantry divisions
Cavalry divisions and brigades
Infantry brigades and battalions
Pioneer battalions
Artillery brigades and groups
The Royal Engineers
The Army Service Corps
The Royal Flying Corps
Command, control, communications and intelligence     71
Intelligence
Weapons and equipment     73
Tactics     76
Combat operations
Festubert
Loos
The Somme
Lessons learned     91
Chronology     92
Further reading     94
Index     95

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