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090: December 2010/January 2011

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Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in The Great War

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  Introduction At first sight, the neophyte amateur war historian may find the nomenclature of the war of 1914-1918 rather confusing. For many years, it was called the Great War and then, from 1939 on, when the Second World War broke out, it became known as the First World War (also written as WW1). However, many war historians, this author inc…


1914-1918 Essays on Leadership & War by John Terraine : Introduction by Correlli Barnett

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The articles that made up 'Leadership & War' were edited by Ann Clayton, in 1998 the Honorary Editor of Stand To! the Journal, The Western Front Association with an introduction by Correlli Barnett, the newly appointed Honorary President, The Western Front Association. 'Leadership & War' was published in September 1998 by the Trustees of T…


Cambrai, there was more to it than tanks by Ross Beadle

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The battle of Cambrai lasted 13 days, but the tanks, which made the battle famous, had little role to play after 2pm on the first day. How did Byng's grand plan for encircling the Germans go wrong? He used new artillery silent registration methods, tanks in a mass formation for the first time combined with the old technology of cavalry to provide e…