The British Army on the Western Front 1916 (Battle Orders) download epub
by Bruce Gudmundsson
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Short code: BTO 29. Publication Date: 10 Sep 2007.
This impression is particularly evident in BO No. 29, The British Army on the Western Front 1916 by Bruce I Gudmundsson. 7 people found this helpful.
In 1916 the British Army launched a huge attack which was latter to be called the battle of the Somme. After a three day artillery barrage over 50,000 soldiers emerged from their trenches and in parade ground formation walked slowly towards the German lines. Unfortunately the artillery barrage had used low calibre shells and as a result the German defenders were unharmed.
Gudmundsson, Bruce . Anderson, Duncan (2007). The British Army on the Western Front 1916.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office. Gudmundsson, Bruce . Oxford: Osprey Publishing.
Bruce Gudmundsson guides us expertly through the history of the successes and failures of the British Expeditionary Force in 1916 as it struggled to form into a modern army and turn the tide of the First World War, providing an in-depth analysis of how and why the BEF was converted from an antiquated unprofessional force into the army as we know it.
Examining the tactical innovations that accompanied this change, and the conflicting strategies and tactics that it was expected to pursue, Gudmundsson examines the difficulties facing the British Army, including the integration of the three separate armies that had been mobilized for the war. Also examined are the problems encountered with the bewildering number of new technologies in use, from novelties such as combat aircraft, tanks, armored cars to trench mortars, and more than a thousand pieces of siege artillery.