The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916-1918

The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916-1918

Author: David French

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191590740

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The popular image of the First World War is dominated by two misconceptions. The first holds that the war was an exercise in futility in which incompetent upper class generals callously sacrificed an entire generation of young men to no good purpose. The second holds that the debate about British strategic policy during the First World War was a gladiatorial contest between `brass hats' (generals), and `frock coats' (politicians). Historians, denied access for too long to the contemporary records of the private deliberations of policy-makers, had been forced to follow both interpretations. David French challenges this orthodoxy and suggests that the policy-makers were united in trying to relate strategic policy to a carefully considered set of war aims. His challenging conclusion is that the policy-makers never lost sight of their goal, which was to ensure that Britain fought the war at an acceptable cost and emerged from it with its security enhanced against both its enemies and its allies.
The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916-1918
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: David French
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-06-29 - Publisher: Clarendon Press

The popular image of the First World War is dominated by two misconceptions. The first holds that the war was an exercise in futility in which incompetent upper class generals callously sacrificed an entire generation of young men to no good purpose. The second holds that the debate about British
Rewriting the First World War
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Andrew Suttie
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-16 - Publisher: Springer

This book assesses Lloyd George's attempt to shape the history of 1914-18 through his War Memoirs. His account of the British conduct of the war focused on the generals' incompetence, their obsession with the Western Front, and their refusal to consider alternatives to the costly trench warfare in France and
War Memoirs of David Lloyd George
Language: en
Pages: 1037
Authors: David Lloyd George
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-27 - Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

A personal account of World War I events, as told from the perspective of David Lloyd George, former Chancellor of the Exchequer (1908-1915), Minister of Munitions (1915-1916), Secretary of State of War (1916) and, towards war end, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1916-1922). “Mr. Lloyd George’s War Memoirs constitute
Lloyd George at War, 1916-1918
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: George H. Cassar
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07 - Publisher: Anthem Press

'Lloyd George at War, 1916-1918' refutes the traditional view that Lloyd George was the person most responsible for winning the Great War.
Strategic Logic and Political Rationality
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Michael I. Handel, Bradford A. Lee, Karl-Friedrich Walling
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Psychology Press

One of three volumes in honour of the teaching and scholarship of the late Michael I. Handel, this book details the universal logic of strategy and the ability of liberal-democratic governments to address this logic rationally. Treating war as an extension of politics, the diverse contributors (drawn from the United