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Challenge of Battle free pdf Winston Churchill described the opening campaign of the First World War as 'a drama never surpassed.' The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played an immensely significant role in the colossal clash of Europe's armies in 1914, which has gone on to be one of the greatest stories of 20th century history. Although pride in the British Army's achievements was reflected in the official accounts of the fighting they were, understandably, restrained about its shortcomings and this set the template for subsequent accounts of the campaign, which were tamely accepted with little or no attempt at critical engagement. Challenge of Battle will give an un-obscured view of the true historical appreciation of the British Army's opening campaign in the West, detailing both successes and failings of the BEF at war. Using first-hand accounts, Adrian Gilbert presents an examination of the BEF's leadership, organisation and tactics, and for the first time it will be described how British commanders were to come to terms with the fearsome nature of modern warfare, as its soldiers returned to Europe to fight a first-rate opponent for the first time in nearly 100 years.

About Adrian Gilbert

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.

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Author : Adrian Gilbert
Publisher : Osprey Publishing
Data Published : 20 February 2014
ISBN : 1472808134
EAN : 9781472808134
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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