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British Generalship during the Great War : The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929)

By: Robbins, Simon, Dr.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Ashgate Studies in First World War History: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013Description: 1 online resource (352 p.).ISBN: 9781409409489.Subject(s): Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain. Army -- Biography | Horne, Henry, 1861-1929 | World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: British Generalship during the Great War : The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861–1929)DDC classification: 940.4/1241092 | 940.40092 | 940.4'0092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Series Editor's Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of Sources; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; Maps; 1 The Early Years: 1861-80; 2 Apprenticeship: 1899-1914; 3 Artillery Commander: 1914; 4 Divisional Commander: 1915; 5 Corps Commander in Egypt and on the Somme: 1916; 6 Army Commander: 1916-17; 7 Developing a Winning Formula: 1918; 8 A Career Closes: 1919-29; 9 A Reappraisal of Horne's Career; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath conducted by unimaginative and incompetent generals. Instead it demonstrates that men like Horne developed new tactics and techniques to deal with the novel problems of trench warfare and in so doing seeks to re-establish the image of the British generals and explain the reasons for the failures of 1915-16 and the successes of 1917-18 and how this remarkable change in performance was
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Cover; Contents; Series Editor's Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of Sources; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; Maps; 1 The Early Years: 1861-80; 2 Apprenticeship: 1899-1914; 3 Artillery Commander: 1914; 4 Divisional Commander: 1915; 5 Corps Commander in Egypt and on the Somme: 1916; 6 Army Commander: 1916-17; 7 Developing a Winning Formula: 1918; 8 A Career Closes: 1919-29; 9 A Reappraisal of Horne's Career; Bibliography; Index

Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath conducted by unimaginative and incompetent generals. Instead it demonstrates that men like Horne developed new tactics and techniques to deal with the novel problems of trench warfare and in so doing seeks to re-establish the image of the British generals and explain the reasons for the failures of 1915-16 and the successes of 1917-18 and how this remarkable change in performance was

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