German War Planning, 1891-1914: Sources and Interpretations

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All the Kaiser’s Men: The Imperial Army on the Western Front 1914-1918

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Kitchener’s War: British Strategy from 1914-1916

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Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy, 1914-1918

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German Strategy and the Path to Verdun

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The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in The Operational Level of War

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German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931

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The Schlieffen Plan: International Perspectives on the German Strategy for World War I

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‘A Moonlight Massacre’ – The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917: The Forgotten Last Act of the Third Battle of Ypres

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Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and Technology

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Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War

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The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I

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Command and Cohesion: The Citizen Soldier and Minor Tactics in the British Army, 1870-1918

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Race to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great War

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Trench Warfare Under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

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America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918

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Chief of Staff, Vol. 1: The Principal Officers Behind History’s Great Commanders, Napoleonic Wars to World War I

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Clausewitz’s On War: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

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After the Trenches: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1918-1939

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Infantry Attacks

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The Day We Won the War: Turning Point at Amiens 8th August 1918

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Underground Warfare, 1914-1918

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The Real German War Plan, 1904-1914

From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902–1914

Strategy and War Planning in the British Navy, 1887-1918

The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command

Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918

The Rocky Road to the Great War: The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914

Germany’s Western Front: Translations from the German Official History of the Great War, 1915

The Month That Changed the World: July 1914

The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914

The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914The Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914 by Adrian Gilbert
ISBN: 9781849088596
Published by Osprey Publishing on February 20th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Military, Strategy, Technology & Engineering
Pages: 312

Len's Summary: Assesses the performance of the “Old Contemptables” in the opening battles.

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Author Adrian Gilbert’s introduction notes that: “British histories of the 1914 campaign typically adopt the emotionally comforting paradigm of the plucky Briton giving the overbearing foreign bully a bloody nose.” Gilbert goes on to state “…my intention is to look afresh at the British Army during 1914….My aim is not by any means […]

British Infantryman vs. German Infantryman Somme, 1916

A Fraternity of Arms: America and France in the Great War

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Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War