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Challenge of Battle: The British Army’s Baptism of Fire in the First World War

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Clears away the layers of sentiment that have obscured a true historical understanding of the 1914 campaign to provide a full, unvarnished picture of the British Expeditionary Force at war. This book re-evaluates the army's leadership, organization and tactics.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781472810595
ISBN-10: 1472810597
Pagini: 356
Ilustrații: 20 b/w
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.34 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Adrian Gilbert's recent books include Voices of the French Foreign Legion (2009) and POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945 (2006) - named by The Sunday Times as a top ten military book of the year. Four other titles have been 'main selections' for the Military and Aviation Book Society, and his book on sniping has sold over 100,000 paperback copies in the US. He has contributed to TV documentaries and written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, Guardian, Good Book Guide and Gramophone. He also runs a military history book-review site: www.warbooksreview.com. His website can be found at www.adrian-gilbert.co.uk.

Cuprins

Prologue: First Blood PART ONE: ADVANCE TO BATTLE 1 Opening the War Book 2 Across the Channel 3 The March to Mons 4 The Kaiser's Army 5 Encounter at Mons PART TWO: THE GREAT RETREAT 6 Disengagement 7 Le Cateau: the Decision to Fight 8 Le Cateau: the Withdrawal 9 Failures of Command 10 The Retreat Continues PART THREE: FROM THE MARNE TO THE AISNE 11 The Turn of the Tide 12 Battle of the Aisne: the Assault 13 Battle of the Aisne: Attrition PART FOUR: DECISION AT YPRES 14 Intervention in Belgium 15 The Opening Moves 16 Storm over Ypres 17 The Battle in the South 18 The Great Test 19 The Final Throw Epilogue Appendices: Orders of Battle, August 1914 and October 1914 Source Notes Bibliography Index


Recenzii

Praise for Adrian Gilbert’s other books:
 
POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939ߝ1945
‘Gilbert is to be congratulated; with verve and scholarship he has illuminated a murky area of the war … [an] excellent history.’ ߝ Ian Thomson, Daily Telegraph
 
 ‘Captured: the real spirit of the POW camps… a big subject here given a comprehensive and worthwhile examination.’ ߝ Peter Lewis, Daily Mail
 
 ‘[a] fascinating study of the prisoner of war experience.’ ߝ Professor Gary Sheffield, Military Illustrated
 
The Imperial War Museum Book of the Desert War
‘A vivid, vital history.’ ߝ Sunday Times
 
 ‘Lucid narrative of operations … superb illustrations.’ ߝ Philip Warner, Daily Telegraph
 ‘A familiar story, re-told from a series of new angles … much fresh, illuminating detail.’ ߝ Professor M.R.D. Foot, Good Book Guide
 
Sniper One-on-One ߝ The World of Combat Sniping
‘A comprehensive account of the occupation as it is carried out today, complete with a guide to the best weapons for the task.’ ߝ Robert Fox, Daily Telegraph

 ‘Speaking as a professional sniper with service in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, I do have to say this book is one of the best. 5/5’ ߝ Review Index.co.uk