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Excellent & thorough study
on 1 October 2010
This book looks at command and technology in the BEF in 1917 to 1918. The author cites a vast amount of original source material and appears to have conducted a thoroughly detailed and carefully considered study. Although there is little obvious sign of pre-existing bias, he concludes that towards the end of the war Haig and the BEF GHQ had lost control of the war to their army commanders, such as Rawlinson, who showed a greater understanding of how to proceed effectively.
The book concludes with a quote from General Ironside, the future CIGS, that many of the senior commanders had been promoted beyond their abilities.