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Paths of glory : the French Army 1914-18

By: Clayton, Anthony

Part of the Cassell Military Paperbacks series
0304366528 / 9780304366521
Stock expected by 05/06/2020
20 cm xvi, 270 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2003.
Ground-breaking original history of a major subject Reveals how the French experience of 1914-18 left the French army so unprepared for World War II Investigates how 1914-18 has coloured the relationship between Britain and France ever since 'His most readable book is the first full history of the French army of the First World War to be written in English' The Guards magazine

Anthony Clayton is an acknowledged expert on the French military and his book is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the First World War.

He reveals why and how the French army fought as it did.

He profiles its senior commanders - Joffre, Petain, Nivelle and Foch - and analyses its major campaigns both on the Western Front and in the Near East and Africa.

PATHS OF GLORY also considers in detail the officers, how they kept their trenches and how men from very different areas of France fought and died together.

He scrutinises the make-up and performance of France's large colonial armies and investigates the mutinies of 1917.

Ultimately, he reveals how the traumatic French experience of the 1914-18 war indelibly shaped a nation.


3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , HBJD European history, HBWN First World War, JW Warfare & defence

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