British Battle Planning in 1916 and the Battle of Fromelles: by Roger Lee

By Roger Lee

regardless of the immense output of revisionist scholarship during the last decade reappraising the functionality of the British military at the Western entrance in the course of the First global battle, there nonetheless is still a obdurate belief that its commanders have been incompetent, rigid and unimaginative. when a lot ink has been spilled vilifying or protecting person commanders, or trying to find overarching developments and ’learning curves’, this is often the 1st paintings to ascertain systematically the vertical nature of command - that's the transmission of plans from the high-command down throughout the rank constitution to front line. via such an research, a way more rounded degree of the effectiveness of British commanders will be received; one strikes the argument past the overly simplistic ’casualties to flooring won’ equation that's frequently provided. The conflict of Fromelles (19-20 July 1916) used to be chosen because the case research because it used to be rather small in scale, within the correct interval, and keeps adequate fundamental resources to be had to maintain the research. It additionally witnessed the 1st time Australian forces have been utilized in offensive operations at the Western entrance, and therefore looms huge in wider Commonwealth perceptions of ’Bumbling British Generals’. The booklet follows the growth of the conflict plan from its inception within the strategic designs of the perfect commander down during the numerous intermediate point instructions at operational and tactical headquarters until eventually it turned the orders that despatched the infantry ahead into the assault. In so doing it offers a different perception into the strengths and weaknesses of British command constitution, permitting a way more scholarly judgement of its total effectiveness.

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