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Trial by fire : command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 / Nikolas Gardner
Bib ID 3045140
Format BookBook
Author
Gardner, Nikolas, 1970-
 
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Description Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger, 2003 
xvii, 259 p. : maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0313324735
Series

Contributions in military studies, 0883-6884 ; no. 227.

Full contents
  • 1. The "Hybrid" Officer Goes to War: British Commanders and Staff Officers in 1914
  • 2. Command in Crisis: Mons, Le Cateau, and the "Great Retreat"
  • 3. The Advance to the Aisne and the Advent of Trench Warfare, 6-30 September
  • 4. The Costs of Confidence: Command and the Demise of II Corps, 1-30 October
  • 5. Losing the Race for the Flank: The First Incarnation of IV Corps, 9-25 October
  • 6. A Hazardous Experiment: Command and the Indian Corps in the First Battle of Ypres
  • 7. The Victors of First Ypes: Sir Douglas Haig and I Corps, 21 October-11 November
  • Conclusion: The Nature of Command in 1914.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-252) and index.

Subjects Great Britain. Army. British Expeditionary Force.  |  Great Britain. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.  |  Command of troops.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.

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