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The French Army and the First World War
A comprehensive new account of the French Army's critical contribution to the Great War. Elizabeth Greenhalgh revises our understanding not only of wartime strategy and fighting, but also of other crucial aspects of France's war, from mutinies and mail censorship to medical services, railways and weapons development.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Cambridge University Press
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Interesting operational history of the French army in WWI corrects the misconceptions that result from Anglocentric histories and memoirs of the war. Greenhalgh makes a good case for the adaptability of the French and their huge contribution to victory--in manpower, materiel, and developing understanding of the nature of modern warfare. French Intelligence gets its due as well, including a lot of information derived from censors' summaries and quotations from poilu's letters home from the front. ...more
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