French Generals of the Great War (ePub)
Leading the Way
Who were the senior generals who took France through the First World War, and why do we know so little about them? They commanded the largest force on the Western Front through both humiliating defeats and forgotten victories; they won international respect and adoration, but also led their army to infamous mutiny. Nevertheless, the French and their allies, under a French Supreme Allied Commander, would eventually achieve final victory over Imperial Germany. It is extraordinary that this remarkable group of men has been so neglected in histories on the war. Previous studies are outdated and haven't tapped the wealth of primary source material in France's military archives. It is this gap in the literature – and in the understanding – of the conflict that this thought-provoking and original volume is designed to address. It takes a collective biographical approach to the leading French soldiers who ran the war on the Western Front.
"There is little information on the French Army during the Great War written in the English language and this book is a useful addition."Bookshelf, The Great War Aviation Society
Review as featured inHistory of War
Highlight: 'This comprehensive, in-depth analysis of their commanders is an insightful and welcome addition.'
As featured inCher Ami, GWSIG Newsletter – International Plastic Modellers Society (UK) – April 2023