HUDU

Your Country Needs You!: Expansion of the British Army Infantry Divisions 1914-1918


€ 28,49
 
kartoniert
Besorgung - Lieferbarkeit unbestimmt
Januar 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Martin Middlebrook is known for some of the most gripping writing ever done on the battles of the First World War. His latest work is not about a particular battle, but a tense race against time carried out by the British command.The heavy casualties of the battles of 1914 and 1915, the entry of Turkey into the war in 1915, and the unreliability of the French and Italian armies placed great strains on Britain's existing forces. Using incredible ingenuity, the British increased their forces tenfold. New divisions were formed from naval reservists and dismounted cavalrymen, while men too old for active duty formed "pioneer" battalions to free units for frontline service. Regiments located in industrial areas recruited entire neighborhoods into "Pals" battalions. While the expansion effort was successful, the enormous casualties sustained by the expanded army left a scar on the nation for many decades.
EAN: 9780850527117
ISBN: 0850527112
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PEN & SWORD BOOKS (NCR)
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 174 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
Es gibt zu diesem Artikel noch keine Bewertungen.Kundenbewertung schreiben