Описание: This is an important new study examining the military operations of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914–18 through the lens of its communications system. Brian Hall charts how new communications technology such as wireless, telephone and telegraph were used alongside visual signalling, carrier pigeons and runners as the British army struggled to develop a communication system adequate enough to wage modern warfare. He reveals how tenuous communications added to the difficulties of command and control during the war's early years, and examines their role during the major battles of the Somme, Arras, Ypres and Cambrai. It was only in 1918 that the British army would finally develop a flexible and sophisticated communications system capable of effectively coordinating infantry, artillery, tanks and aeroplanes. This is a major contribution to our understanding of British military operations during the First World War, the learning processes of armies and the revolution in military affairs.
Автор: Boff Название: Winning and Losing on the Western Front ISBN: 1107024285 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107024281 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6973 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The 'Hundred Days' campaign of 1918 remains a neglected aspect of the First World War. Why was the German army defeated on the Western Front? Did its morale collapse or was it beaten by the improved military effectiveness of a British army which had climbed a painful 'learning curve' towards modern combined arms warfare? This revealing insight into the crucial final months of the First World War uses state-of-the-art methodology to present a rounded case study of the ability of both armies to adapt to the changing realities they faced. Jonathan Boff draws on both British and German archival sources, some of them previously unseen, to examine how representative armies fought during the 'Hundred Days' campaign. Assessing how far the application of modern warfare underpinned the British army's part in the Allied victory, the book highlights the complexity of modern warfare and the role of organisational behaviour within it.
Автор: Brian Bond Название: The Unquiet Western Front ISBN: 0521809959 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521809955 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3851 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Britain’s outstanding military achievement in the First World War has been eclipsed by literary myths. Why has the Army’s role on the Western Front been so seriously misrepresented? This book shows how myths have become deeply rooted, particularly in the inter-war period, in the 1960s, and in the 1990s. The outstanding ‘anti-war’ influences have been ‘war poets’, subalterns’ trench memoirs, the book and film of All Quiet on the Western Front, and the play Journey’s End. For a new generation in the 1960s the play and film of Oh What a Lovely War had a dramatic effect, while more recently Blackadder has been dominant. Until more recently, historians had either reinforced the myths, or had failed to counter them. This book follows the intense controversy from 1918 to the present, and concludes that historians are at last permitting the First World War to be placed in proper perspective.
Автор: Brian Bond Название: The Unquiet Western Front ISBN: 0521036410 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521036412 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2186 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Britain's role in the First World War has been portrayed mainly through literature, films and plays, in most cases with a marked unhistorical, anti-war spirit. This 2002 book follows the controversy from 1918 to the present, and concludes that historians are finally permitting the war to be placed in proper perspective.
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