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© 1999

Against Odds

Reflections on the Experiences of the British Army, 1914–45

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Dominick Graham
      Pages 1-10
    2. Dominick Graham
      Pages 11-12
  3. 1914–18

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Dominick Graham
      Pages 15-22
    3. Dominick Graham
      Pages 23-29
    4. Dominick Graham
      Pages 30-47
    5. Dominick Graham
      Pages 48-63
    6. Dominick Graham
      Pages 64-64
  4. The Mediterranean, 1941–2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Dominick Graham
      Pages 67-76
    3. Dominick Graham
      Pages 77-89
    4. Dominick Graham
      Pages 90-105
    5. Dominick Graham
      Pages 106-126
  5. North-West Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Dominick Graham
      Pages 129-138
    3. Dominick Graham
      Pages 139-152
    4. Dominick Graham
      Pages 173-183
    5. Dominick Graham
      Pages 184-191

About this book

Introduction

Professor Graham compares the performance of the British Army in the two world wars. He identifies as a source of failure in the First World War, Sir Douglas Haig's inability to adopt appropriate operations for his chosen strategy, or suitable tactics for the operations. Montgomery usually avoided that mistake in the Second World War. Graham draws upon his own experience of combat to help the reader make a connection between the orders given to corps and their effect on small units.

Keywords

army Europe First World War

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of New BrunswickCanada

About the authors

Dominick Graham is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

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