The Marne Campaign (Classic Reprint) by Frederick Ernest WhittonThe Marne Campaign (Classic Reprint) by Frederick Ernest Whitton

The Marne Campaign (Classic Reprint)

byFrederick Ernest Whitton

Paperback | November 8, 2018

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For years before the outbreak of the European war, a war which had been foreseen by. All soldiers who were acquainted; with the preparations being made for it in Germany and, to a less extent, elsewhere on the Continent, military experts had been discussing the administrative prob lems which the handling Of the huge armies of the present day must create. It was asserted in some quarters that the staffs concerned would find it impracticable to manoeuvre these colossal bodies of men when the issue came to be put to the test, that swift transfers of force over a wide extent of country were no longer feasible, and that the very size of the armies employed must henceforward militate against the development of vertebrate and decisive operations of war. These anticipations were not borne out by the events with which this volume deals. Whatever the experiences of the contending sides may have been subsequent to the contest of the Marne, the course of operations in Belgium and France up to, and including, that memorable struggle, serves to belie the theory that the vast numbers which are placed in the field to-day necessarily forbid the carrying out of strategical combinations hinging on mobility.

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Title:The Marne Campaign (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:November 8, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331070449

ISBN - 13:9781331070443

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