Loos 1915

Loos The battle of Loos was one of the most hard fought battles that the British Expeditionary Force ever waged on the Western Front during the First World War In three weeks of intensive fighting which no

  • Title: Loos 1915
  • Author: Nick Lloyd
  • ISBN: 9780752446769
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • The battle of Loos was one of the most hard fought battles that the British Expeditionary Force ever waged on the Western Front during the First World War In three weeks of intensive fighting which not only witnessed the first British use of poison gas but also the debut of New Army divisions filled with citizen volunteers British forces managed to drive up to two miles iThe battle of Loos was one of the most hard fought battles that the British Expeditionary Force ever waged on the Western Front during the First World War In three weeks of intensive fighting which not only witnessed the first British use of poison gas but also the debut of New Army divisions filled with citizen volunteers British forces managed to drive up to two miles into the German positions However, they were unable to capitalize on their initial gains After suffering nearly 60,000 casualties and being driven from the German second line in some disorder, bitter recrimination followed Nick Lloyd presents a radical new interpretation of Loos, placing it not only within its political and strategic context, but also discussing command and control and the tactical realities of war on the Western Front during 1915.

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    1. Excellent detailed analysis of a neglected battle that was to be a key moment in the BEF's learning curve - over-optimism combined with unclear objectives and a breakdown in communications proved to be an expensive mix.

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