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The French Army's Tank Force and Armoured Warfare in the Great War

The French Army's Tank Force and Armoured Warfare in the Great War

Author: Tim Gale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317031326
Pages: 280
Year: 2016-03-16
Recent scholarship has challenged the assumption that military commanders during the First World War were inflexible, backward-looking and unwilling to exploit new technologies. Instead a very different picture is now emerging of armies desperately looking to a wide range of often untested and immature scientific and technological innovations to help break the deadlock of the Western Front. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the development of tank warfare, which both the British and the French hoped would give them a decisive edge in their offensives of 1917 and 1918. Whilst the British efforts to develop armoured warfare have been well chronicled, there has been no academic study in English on the French tank force - the Artillerie Spéciale - during the Great War. As such, this book provides a welcome new perspective on an important but much misunderstood area of the war. Such was the scale of the French tanks’ failure in their first engagement in 1917, it was rumoured that the Artillerie Spéciale was in danger of being disbanded, yet, by the end of the war it was the world’s largest and most technologically advanced tank force. This work examines this important facet of the French army’s performance in the First World War, arguing that the AS fought the war in as intelligent and sensible a manner as was possible, given the immature state of the technology available. No amount of sound tank doctrine could compensate for the fragility of the material, for the paucity of battlefield communication equipment and for the lack of tank-infantry training opportunities. Only by 1918 was the French army equipped with enough reliable tanks, as well as aircraft and heavy-artillery, to begin to exercise a mastery of the new form of combined-arms warfare. The successful French armoured effort outlined in this study (including a listing of all the combat engagements of the French tank service in the Great War) highlights a level of military effectiveness within
France and the Origins of the Second World War

France and the Origins of the Second World War

Author: Robert J. Young
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349248908
Pages: 200
Year: 1996-09-18
France's drift into war and subsequent collapse have often been attributed to her level of confidence. Either she had too much, or too little. This work contends that these two moods were not mutually exclusive, that they co-existed throughout the interwar years.
Les origines de la France contemporaine: The French revolution. 1878-92

Les origines de la France contemporaine: The French revolution. 1878-92

Author: Hippolyte Taine
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Year: 1878

Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Author: Fabian Franklin, Harold de Wolf Fuller
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Year: 1920

Algerian War and the French Army, 1954-62

Algerian War and the French Army, 1954-62

Author: M. Alexander, M. Evans, J. Keiger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230500951
Pages: 269
Year: 2002-08-21
The Algerian War 1954-62 was one of the most prolonged and violent examples of decolonization. At times horribly savage, it was an undeclared war in the sense that no formal declaration of hostilities was ever made. Bringing to an end one hundred and thirty two years of French rule, the Algerian struggle caused the fall of six French prime ministers, the collapse of the Fourth Republic and expulsion of one million French settlers. This volume, bringing together leading experts in the field, focuses on one of the key actors in the drama - the French army. They show that the Algerian War was just as much about conflicts of ideas, beliefs and loyalties as it was about simple military operations. In this way, the collection goes beyond polemic and recrimination to explore the many and varied nuances of what was one of the historically most important of the grand style colonial wars.
The Furies

The Furies

Author: Arno J. Mayer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691090157
Pages: 716
Year: 2002-01
Exploring the role of mass violence and terror in the French and Russian Revolutions, the author demonstrates that the upheaval stemmed not from ideology but from the chaos that both events produced in each society.
Australian Journal of French Studies

Australian Journal of French Studies

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Year: 1992

Léon Blum, French socialism, and the Popular Front

Léon Blum, French socialism, and the Popular Front

Author: Helmut Gruber
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Pages: 84
Year: 1986

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

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Year: 1983


Out of the shadows

Out of the shadows

Author: Shirley Elson Roessler
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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Pages: 275
Year: 1996

Lacan and Literature

Lacan and Literature

Author: Ben Stoltzfus
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791429318
Pages: 227
Year: 1996
This book of literary criticsm uses Lacanian psychoanalytic theory to explicate Roland Barthes, Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, and Alain Robbe-Grillet.
The Middle Ages in French Literature 1851-1900

The Middle Ages in French Literature 1851-1900

Author: Janine R. Dakyns, Janine Rosalind Dakyns
Publisher: London : Oxford University Press
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Pages: 337
Year: 1973

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007522908
Pages: 407
Year: 2013
Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.
Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress
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