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Haig's Generals ISBN 9781844151691 PDF epub

haigs generals beckett ian

Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front. An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Contributors include: John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, was Chairman of the Army Records Society and is a Vice-President of the John Hampden Society. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien.

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Haig's Generals (Book, 2006) [centroespagnol.eu]

haigs generals beckett ian

Contributors include: John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F. Monro did not engage in a major battle before he left the western front to become commander-in-chief of the Indian army. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien. News Letter Belfast About Ian F W Beckett Professor Ian F W Beckett is Professor of Military History at the University of Kent. The British Journal for Military History Vol 2 Issue 3 As seen on. The old boys club and Haig's personal preferences appear to have determined the tenure or lack of, fo This book covers the British Generals who commanded one of the 5 armies in World War 1. The authors have based their findings on a wide range of archival and published sources.

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Haig's Generals ISBN 9781844151691 PDF epub

haigs generals beckett ian

Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Yet despite his presence on nearly every page, one person seems curiously absent — Haig himself. The old boys club and Haig's personal preferences appear to have determined the tenure or lack of, for some of the generals. Whilst I understand that all generals struggled at the beginning of the war, this book to my mind gives an out to these generals. These essays on Haig's Generals will assist any battle guide or researcher seeking to give colour to the men behind the reputations. The better known generals include Edmund Allenby essay by Matthew Hughes , William Birdwood John Lee , Julian Byng Nikolas Gardner , Hubert Gough Gary Sheffield and Helen McCartney , Herbert Plumer Peter Simkins , Henry Rawlinson Ian F.

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Haig's Generals (Book, 2006) [centroespagnol.eu]

haigs generals beckett ian

In truth the bad reputation they have inherited is on the whole undeserved. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien. Western Front Association As featured in. I found the piece on Horne, about whom little is known, to be quite informative. A fascinating and original contribution to the history of the war in the trenches. Contributors include: John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F.

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Haig's Generals : Ian F. Beckett : 9781844158928

haigs generals beckett ian

Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien. Each essay contains new information. A fascinating and original contribution to the history of the war in the trenches. Gough in particular appears a to be a deadweight who maintained his position clearly over results. Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front. Besides specialists, the book deserves to be read by anyone interested in the contribution made by Haig's generals to the defeat of Germany.

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Haig's Generals ISBN 9781844151691 PDF epub

haigs generals beckett ian

Most of the generals discussed in this book rose to the challenge of command. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Their roles have not been properly understood, in part because of the dearth of recent academic biographies. Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front. British army leaders had no training for the daunting technical and organizational challenges of modern warfare and were compelled to learn as they went along. There is much of value in this book. Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front.

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Haig's Generals : Ian F. Beckett : 9781844158928

haigs generals beckett ian

But, learning from their mistakes, they improved and introduced new methods and gradually developed a doctrine of combined arms and an operational style of attack that turned defeat into victory. Still not all the individuals come off well as battlefield commanders. . Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front. Beckett , and Horace Smith-Dorrien Steven J.

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Haig's Generals ISBN 9781844151691 PDF epub

haigs generals beckett ian

The essays are carefully balanced, revealing both the weaknesses and strengths of their subjects. The remaining two, Henry Horne Simon Robbins and Charles Monro John Bourne , are less prominent. Scholars doing research in the field would do well to examine the interpretations and consult the copious endnotes. As Sheffield and McCartney rightly observe, Gough's rapid promotion and elevation to high command was not justified by the level of his competence. As a collaborative work it bears the idiosyncracies typical of a project, but all of the chapters share a sympathetic attitude towards their subject, with each focusing on a particular action that serves as a case study for their interpretation. His publications include The Great War 1914-18, A Nation in Arms: A Social Study of the British Army in the First World War co-editor , Ypres: The First Battle 1914 and Britain's Part-time Soldiers.

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Haig’s Generals by Ian Beckett (ebook)

haigs generals beckett ian

Contributors include: John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F. Contributors include: John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F. At the request of the editors, the contributors examined their subject's background, personality, experience, and command style, as well as his relations with his subordinates and Haig himself. The chapters vary in style and depth of analysis, but such variety is not necessarily a bad thing. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Though it would be fair to say he was sacrificed in the end to possibly save Haig.

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Haig’s Generals by Ian Beckett (ebook)

haigs generals beckett ian

As featured in Stand To! Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien. Without it, the chapters are nine useful threads that need to be tied together in order to properly support the case that the overall assessment of these men has been unfair. Smith-Dorrien, whose career was virtually ended in the spring of 1915 by the egregious Sir John French, then commander-in-chief, may have been the most gifted of the group. I did not agree with some of the summaries given, however this book does give a clear account of each general and for that I enjoyed. An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. In recent years, however, these much maligned figures have enjoyed something of a rehabilitation, as a number of historians have argued that the British military leadership was far more innovative in their application of new tactics and technologies to break the stalemate on the Western Front than they have been often credited, and that the army was just beginning to profit from the benefits of this when the war came to an end. It is difficult to recall a group of British generals who have been subjected to such intense vilification as those on the western front during the Great War.

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