At All Costs

The British Army on the Western Front 1916

Spencer Jones

Drawing upon the latest research, this book provides valuable insights and marks a major contribution to our understanding of the Battle of the Somme and the British Army.
Publication date:
July 2018
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Wolverhampton Military Studies
Illustration :
16pp colour map section, 3 b/w maps, 68 b/w photos, 26 b/w ills, 9 tables, 2 figures
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781912174881

Dimensions : 234 X 156 cm
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£35.00

Overview
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• The latest in the award-winning series from Spencer Jones & Helion that includes Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 and Courage without Glory: The British Army on the Western Front 1915
• Chapters written by 19 leading historians
• New insights on previously neglected topics
• Lavishly illustrated with full colour maps

1916 was a pivotal year for the British Army. It was a year of intense combat that was defined by the Battle of the Somme and the appalling casualties of the 1st July 1916. Yet it was also the year in which the British Army began to master industrial warfare and the tide of the war began to turn in favour of the Allies. This book brings together leading scholars of the First World War to examine the experience of the British Army in this controversial year. It includes essays which consider Britain's grand strategy, the role of key commanders, intelligence gathering, the development of logistics and the performance of Dominion forces, as well as offering a thorough examination of the nature of the fighting at the Battle of the Somme and beyond. Drawing upon the latest research, this book provides many valuable new insights and marks a major contribution to our understanding of the Battle of the Somme and the British Army of the First World War.