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The German Army at Cambrai (ePub)

WWI Cambrai Military

By Jack Sheldon
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 14.3 MB (.epub)
ISBN: 9781844685042

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This latest 'German Army' book by Jack Sheldon covers a shorter (three week) timeframe than his earlier works. After an introductory chapter tracing the development of the Hindenburg Line, the author concentrates on German aspects of the bitterly fought battle of Cambrai from 20 November to 6 December 1917.rnrnThe narrative splits easily into two parts. First the defensive battle 20 - 29 November followed by the counter-attack which saw the German Army regain not only most of the ground lost in the opening phase but more besides. Detailed descriptions are given of the struggle for Flesquières Ridge and the see-saw battles for key terrain, including Bourlon Wood, as the German Army rushed reinforcements to the sectors under attack before we witness the German offensive.rnrnAs with his other books full use is made of primary source material from the Munich Kriegsarchiv, the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Stuttgart, regimental histories and personal accounts. Of particular interest are the controversial interventions in operational matters of Ludendorf which were sharply criticised by Crown Prince Rupprecht. But for many the most fascinating aspect will be the experiences of the front line soldiers.

For any reader wanting to add to their knowledge and understanding of the 'enemy' during the war, to read a different perspective and to get the view from the other side, then this book is an absolute must. . . The well written and informative narrative is assisted by numerous extracts of recollections, letters and diaries of the German military and make for engrossing reading- really superb first-hand accounts bring the period to life for the reader.

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About Jack Sheldon

Jack Sheldon is now firmly established as the leading authority on the German Army in the First World War. A retired soldier he lives in France and is fully engaged researching and writing. His German Army on the Somme was a run-away success and he has built on his reputation with The German Army at Passchendaele and The German Army on Vimy Ridge.

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