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This latest German Army book by Jack Sheldon covers a shorter (three week) timeframe than his earlier works. After an introductory chapter tracing the development of the Hindenburg Line, the author concentrates on German aspects of the bitterly fought battle of Cambrai from 20 November to 6 December 1917.The narrative splits easily into two parts. First the defensive battl ...more
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published September 19th 2009 by Pen & Sword Books (first published September 1st 2009)
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Martin Samuels
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Jack Sheldon seems to have cornered the market in accounts of the First World War from the German perspective. Reading this volume, it is easy to see why.

Sheldon has used his language skills and understanding of military affairs, gained from his time as a British Army officer in Germany, to bring the rich materials about 'the other side of the hill' to an English-speaking audience. In so doing, he has partially rectified the longstanding tendency of books on the First World War to focus almost e
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Educated at Inverness Royal Academy, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Universities of Lancaster and Westminster, Jack Sheldon completed a thirty-five year career as a member of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment.

In 1982 he graduated from the German General Staff course at the Führungsakademie, Hamburg and went on to fill international staff appointments and to command an infantry training
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