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Winning and losing on the Western Front : the British Third Army and the defeat of Germany in 1918, Jonathan Boff

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Winning and losing on the Western Front : the British Third Army and the defeat of Germany in 1918
Title
Winning and losing on the Western Front
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the British Third Army and the defeat of Germany in 1918
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Jonathan Boff
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Language
eng
Summary
"The 'Hundred Days' campaign of 1918 remains a neglected aspect of the First World War. Why was the German army defeated on the Western Front? Did its morale collapse or was it beaten by the improved military effectiveness of a British army which had climbed a painful 'learning curve' towards modern combined arms warfare? This revealing insight into the crucial final months of the First World War uses state-of-the-art methodology to present a rounded case study of the ability of both armies to adapt to the changing realities they faced. Jonathan Boff draws on both British and German archival sources, some of them previously unseen, to examine how representative armies fought during the 'Hundred Days' campaign. Assessing how far the application of modern warfare underpinned the British army's part in the Allied victory, the book highlights the complexity of modern warfare and the role of organisational behaviour within it."--
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Boff, Jonathan
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge military histories
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
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Winning and losing on the Western Front : the British Third Army and the defeat of Germany in 1918, Jonathan Boff
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : "An unknown story" -- "The advance to victory' -- Manpower and training -- Materialschlacht -- Morale -- British tactics : 'the true elixir' -- The German tactical response -- British operations and command -- The failure of German command -- Conclusion : Winning and losing on the Western Front
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ocn770695321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107024281
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)770695321
Label
Winning and losing on the Western Front : the British Third Army and the defeat of Germany in 1918, Jonathan Boff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "An unknown story" -- "The advance to victory' -- Manpower and training -- Materialschlacht -- Morale -- British tactics : 'the true elixir' -- The German tactical response -- British operations and command -- The failure of German command -- Conclusion : Winning and losing on the Western Front
Control code
ocn770695321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107024281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)770695321

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