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Ep. 181 – The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 – Dr David Murphy


Author Dr David Murphy, a lecturer in military history and strategic studies at Maynooth University in Ireland, talks about his recent book, Breaking Point of the French Army, which looks at the failed Nivelle Offensive of 1917. This book is published by Pen & Sword.

ONLINE: 'Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917' with Dr David Murphy


The presentation will be live and online.  In early 1917, General Robert Nivelle emerged as the new commander of the French field armies. Against a backdrop of political squabbling, he prepared plans for a 'final offensive', assuring the French public that he had 'the formula' that would end the war in France's favour. The resulting offe…