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A first rate detailed review of tactics,
This review is from: Battle Tactics of the Western Front: British Army's Art of Attack, 1916-18 (Paperback)This book digs deeply into the primary sources of war diares, memoirs and above all training manuals and pamphlets to look at how tactical doctrine in the BEF changed from its nadir of 1915-early 1916 to the recognizably modern tactics of 1918.
It is a useful corrective to the mythology that has built up around the German Army, and shows that the BEF did move up the learning curve.
The one weakness is the relative lack of comparative analysis, but the book would have been three times bigger had he done this.