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The British Army and the First World War

Beckett, Ian, Bowman, Timothy, Connelly, Mark (2017) The British Army and the First World War. Armies of the Great War . Cambridge University Press ISBN 978-0-521-18374-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This is a major new history of the British army during the Great War written by three leading military historians. Ian Beckett, Timothy Bowman and Mark Connelly survey operations on the Western Front and throughout the rest of the world as well as the army's social history, pre-war and wartime planning and strategy, the maintenance of discipline and morale and the lasting legacy of the First World War on the army's development. They assess the strengths and weaknesses of the army between 1914 and 1918, engaging with key debates around the adequacy of British generalship and whether or not there was a significant 'learning curve' in terms of the development of operational art during the course of the war. Their findings show how, despite limitations of initiative and innovation amongst the high command, the British army did succeed in developing the effective combined arms warfare necessary for victory in 1918.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Timothy Bowman
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 10:35 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 16:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50950 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bowman, Timothy: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1876-8574
Connelly, Mark: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3828-7599
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