Harvard University Press, 2005 - 578 էջ
As the driving force behind the Allied effort in World War I, France willingly shouldered the heaviest burden. In this masterful book, Robert Doughty explains how and why France assumed this role and offers new insights into French strategy and operational methods.
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This book is a must read if you're interested in the conduct of World War I, as the author investigates in great detail the process by which strategic decision occured in France, and how the French ... Read full review
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Էջ 1 - France insists upon the execution of the treaty it is not solely because it is a contract; it is because its nonexecution would very shortly place her in an impasse. The war bled us terribly. Out of our population of less than 38,000,000 there were mobilized 8,500,000; 5,300,000 of them were killed or wounded (1,500,000 killed, 800,000 mutiles, 3,000,000 wounded), not counting 500,000 men who have come back to us from German prisons in very bad physical condition. Almost 4,000,000 hectares of land...