Western Front 1914-1916
Mons, Le Cataeu, loos, the Battle of the SommeSeries:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
224 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 18 b/w images
- September 2013
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
The war on the Western Front can be thought of as being in three phases: first, a war of movement as Germany attacked France and the Allies sought to halt it; second, the lengthy and terribly costly siege warfare as the entrenched lines proved impossible to crack (late 1914 to mid-1918); and finally a return to mobile warfare as the Allies applied lessons and technologies forged in the previous years.
As with previous wars, British Commanders-in-Chief of a theater of war or campaign were obliged to report their activities and achievements to the War Office in the form of a dispatch and those written from the Western Front provide a fascinating, detailed and compelling overview of this part of the First World War.