Marshal Joffre The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France's Commander-in-Chief in the Great War

Auteur: Andre Bourachot
Taal: Engels
Marshal Joffre
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781783461653
  • Druk: 1
  • juni 2014
  • 240 pagina's
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A century ago General Joffre, as Chief of the French General Staff, led the armies that blocked the German invasion at the First Battle of the Marne. He saved Paris from occupation and France from probable defeat. His calm demeanour when faced with a disaster, his ruthless dismissal of incompetent subordinates, and his skilled redeployment of his forces contributed to a historic victory. At the time many saw him as the saviour of the nation, but what should we make of him now? 

For Joffre contributed to the failures of the French army and its strategy before the war and during the first battles of 1914. Also his conduct of the war after the Marne – futile offensives that cost thousands of lives and gained no ground, followed by near defeat at Verdun - undermined his position and led to his dismissal.

Although he remained immensely popular in France, his reputation has been under a cloud ever since, and he has been overshadowed by the French generals - Pétain and especially Foch - who commanded the French army at the time of the final victory over Germany.

André Bourachot, in this lucid and highly readable study of Joffre's career, focuses on his performance during the opening phase of the Great War. He offers a fresh and carefully considered view of the man and the soldier.

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Bourachot, a general and specialist in the French army, traces the period when General Joseph Jacques C'saire Joffre was Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief designate for France prior to and during World War I, from 1911 until his removal and appointment as Marshal of France in 1916. He documents the events of his military career and why he made the decisions he did while in power, including his appointment and criticisms of him, the responsibility he held for drafting the regulations and for the development of the French army's doctrine, the development of the war plans, problems he faced in preparing for the war, the Battle of the Frontiers, the relationship between Joffre and Gallini, the events of 1915-1916, the Battle of Verdun, the political campaign against him, and the dismissal of his generals. --ProtoView

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2014-06-02
Afmetingen
23,4 x 15,6 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
240 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Andre Bourachot Andrew
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Andrew
Uitgever
Pen & Sword Books Ltd

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9781783461653

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Nee
NUR code
680
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2014-06-02
Subtitel
The Triumphs, Failures and Controversies of France's Commander-in-Chief in the Great War
Thema Qualifier Code
3MPBF
Thema Subject Code
NHWR5

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