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The Battle of Neuve Chapelle

Door Paul Kendall

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle
RubriekWO II
Boeknummer#218793
TitelThe Battle of Neuve Chapelle. Britain's Forgotten Offensive of 1915
AuteurKendall, Paul
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Jaar van uitgave2016
UitgeverijFrontline Books, London
ISBN101473847184
ISBN139781473847187
TaalEngels
SamenvattingAfter the reverses of 1914, the French and British commanders were determined to turn the tables on the Germans and take the war to the enemy. A major combined offensive was planned in the Artois region of France but the French had to cancel their part in the operation. This did not deter the commander of the British Expeditionary Force, Sir John French, and on 10 March 1915, the British attacked the German positions centred on the village of Neuve Chapelle. In what was the first British planned offensive of the First World War, the attackers overran the German lines and almost achieved an unparalleled breakthrough. Only a lack of artillery shells and a breakdown in communications prevented the British First Army under General Haig from taking full advantage of the unprecedented success. The battle demonstrated how trench systems could be penetrated and set the pattern of warfare on the Western Front for the next three years, with the Allies seeking to achieve that elusive breakthrough which slipped through their fingers at Neuve Chapelle. The shortage of shells was seen as a 'scandal' which brought down the Liberal Government.
Pagina's288
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