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Disappointing to the extreme,
This review is from: Battle Tactics of the Western Front: The British Army's Art of Attack, 1916-18 (Paperback)
Unfortunately, Mr. Griffith fails in this book to contribute seriously to the interesting discussion about the role and performance of the British Army in the First World War that has been taking place in the past years. His work is plenty of unfounded statements, made basically to sustain pre-conceived ideas about how the British Army was the first in almost everything: offensive combined-weapons tactics, defense in depth etc, reaching a paroxism of absurdity in his concluding chapter. Overall, Mr. Griffith is unable to present any kind of solid argument for his ideas and seems to be happy with downplaying the contribution of other armies, allied and enemy alike but most notably the German one, to the development of modern warfare. This is a pity, because demistyfication is always a healthy exercise but only if it is made objectively.