Your Country Needs You!: Expansion of the British Army Infantry Divisions 1914-1918
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BeschreibungMartin Middlebrook is known for some of the most gripping writing ever done on the battles of the First World War. His latest work is not about a particular battle, but a tense race against time carried out by the British command.The heavy casualties of the battles of 1914 and 1915, the entry of Turkey into the war in 1915, and the unreliability of the French and Italian armies placed great strains on Britain's existing forces. Using incredible ingenuity, the British increased their forces tenfold. New divisions were formed from naval reservists and dismounted cavalrymen, while men too old for active duty formed "pioneer" battalions to free units for frontline service. Regiments located in industrial areas recruited entire neighborhoods into "Pals" battalions. While the expansion effort was successful, the enormous casualties sustained by the expanded army left a scar on the nation for many decades.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PEN & SWORD BOOKS (NCR)
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 174 Seiten