This is a well written and broad history of the end of WWI on the Western Front What surprised me most in reading this book was the fact that after enormous battles The Berlin Airlift like Verdun and the Somme and four years of what was at the time the bloodiest conflict in human history the war did not end with some climactic battle aa Waterloo Instead the German Army was simply worn down by the starvation and disease inflicted by the blockade Bolshevik uprisings back home and mutiny within the ranks and the collapse of morale that came with the realization that America had entered the war fresh with a seemingly endless supply of men and materiel to draw from This St. Solifer with Other Worthies and Unworthies lack of a marching through Berlin moment affected the post war German psyche and created the conditions for the rise of Hitler and the Second World War To a simple Corporal on the frontines in 1918 it Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process lookedike the same army that had been fighting since 1914 occupying French territory and despite Illicit Desires (Illicit, losses generally still holding off every Allied attack Because the generals realized Germany was beaten but the populace did not narratives of a stab in the back byeaders intellectuals and Jews began to take hold It should be noted that in the Second World War the Allied Powers made sure the people of Germany were fully aware of what had taken place Did anyone really care whether Alsace Lorraine was French or German Using those words British history professor Nick Lloyd summed up German thoughts at the end of the Great War as the German government considered surrendering to the Allied forces in Fall 1918 in his new book Hundred DaysAugust 1914 young men from Britain to Austro Hungary marched gaily off to war They d be home by Christmas these fearless young men told themselves and each other But as the years went by with battles gaining Soul Drinker (Soul Drinkers, literally inches and meniving and dying in hideous trenches in France and Belgium by summer of 1918 the war was finally creaking to an end The American entry into the war in 1917 on the Allied side had given the French British and Dominion troops an added boost to those armies who had been fighting for three years often to a standoff with the Germans on the Western Front in a war of attritionNick LLoyd a senior Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, lecturer of Defense Studies at Kings College Londonost a great uncle at the French village of Gouzeaucourt just six weeks or so before the Armistice Lloyd has written an amazingly readable book about those And His Letters Grew Colder last hundred days of WW1 Heooks at the war from British German French and American sides and examines both the military battles at the Front and the political battles behind the scenes He includes maps at the front of the book which detail the battles fought and military Emasculating Her Husband lines that had to be crossed by the advancing Allies and defended by the GermansOne of the most interesting parts of the book deals with the political situation in Germany as the war caused the collapse of the Kaiser s government Lloydooks at the cries of betrayal by the CommunistsBolshevicsJewsDefeatists that Three Short Ballbusting Stories lasted well into the 1920 s and 30 s Nick LLoyd has done a wonderful jobooking at a smallish slice of time in a much Honeys Natural Feeding Handbook for Dogs larger conflict Great book for WW1 history readers Concise account of the Allied campaign that brought Germany to defeat in World War I Gives an understanding of just how much the Alliesearned about 20th century warfare during 1914 1918 eading to tactical innovations that finally broke the stalemate on the Western Front Only drawback is a
Paucity Of Maps Iof maps I this up immediately after reading Nick Lloyd s excellent book on Passchendaele which I also recommend My knowledge of World War One mainly revolves around its causes a popular subject at O Level A Level and Degree when I was a ad and The Somme so a Real-Life BPMN lot of this history was new to me The thing Iike about Lloyd s books or the two I ve read so far is he tells the story not just from a British point of view So here he is good on how the German Army fell apart under the constant pressure of Allied assaults and how the myth of the stab in the back that Hitler was to feed
ON PERHAPS BECAUSE HE FELT ITperhaps because he felt it true developed Lloyd s writing is sharp and straightforward His research impeccable and he tells the story with a real drive Highly recommendedStraightforward isn t a faint praise btw There are some historians not often in military history who seem to revel in writing that proves how clever they are but ends up being nothing but wanky intellectual frippery While there have been a veritable flood of books published on the origins of the First World War and the initial battles in Flanders and the Marne as well as A Collection of Previously Banned Victorian Erotica, DELUXE EDITION long windedooks into the veracity or not of the Schleiffen Plan few books have ever been written on the final Allied offensive that broke the back of the German Army and ended the war And none that didn t focus on the entirety of the campaign as a whole not just one side or even one particular ally of one side This book a well written and excellent one fills that gap Hundred Days tells the oft neglected story of how the Allies won if not decisively the First World War defeated the German Army and drove it nearly to annihilation in a series of grinding attrition based offensives that also saw some examples of maneuver warfare towards the end Following their defeat of the Russian Empire in 1917 and yes it must be said that the answer to the rhetorically asked uestion of whether one can win a The Obvious land war in Asia is yes one can the Germans did in the First World War by trouncing decisively and completely the Russian Empirethe Germans after stopping briefly by Italy to smack them upside the head nearly taking them out of the war as well in the Caporetto Battles shippedarge formations of veteran and well euipped men to the Western Front What made this so harmful to the Allied cause was a multifaceted problem First off the Allies were tired exhausted and drained of morale The grinding battles of Paschendalle and the disastrous Nivelle Offensive which helped to cause a mutiny in the French Army had damaged the Allies than they had damaged the Germans and they were not prepared to face a new reinvigorated German offensive Secondly the Germans were bringing to the match new tactics tried and tested first against the Russians and then perfected against the Italians tactics that form the bas. Nick Lloyd's 'Hundred Days The End of the Great War' explores the brutal heroic and extraordinary final days of the First World War On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent The Armistice which brought the Great War to an end marked a seminal moment in modern European and World history Yet the story of how the war ended remains ittle known In this compelling and ground breaking new study Nick Lloyd examines the ast days of the war and asks the uestion How did it end Beginning at the heralded turning point on. Defensive Red Shines The Sun lines Theast minute nature of the armistice Generation led to confusion and deaths right up to and even past the time of the end of the war Foch handled three humongous armies and their varying commanders with great skill in what the western front always needed a completely coordinated multi stage operationLack of understanding this period had great dangers too Many Germans invented a pernicious mythology that exonerated the collapse of the army with dire future implications Up to today American historians often claim full credit for turning the tide while British ones pretend America had nothing to do with the end game Both are wrong as US troops were often though only initially woefully unprepared for the realities of combat in 1918 while also their numbers potential and eventual victories did indeed enable the 100 Days Offensive to go forward and win victory This was a book that had to be written The Hundred Days is an incredible account of the final throes of WWI Usually I findots of books on Verdun the Somme Ypres and the initial Widerness campaigns but I have neglected the end of the war I found this book an excellent detailed discussion of how the French British and US armies successfully broke the deadlock of trench warfare and restored the campaigns of maneuver The German Army could not hold against the massed firepower thrown against their it or the addition of 100000 US soldiers monthly Each German A World Without Clothes line was breached with enormousosses to both sides The Germans were at the end of the Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girls Heart line What is also fascinating is the discussion of the Imperial high command and theirack of comprehension that they had Pirate Gold lost the war a fact that every infantryman knew Even interesting is the coverage of the Kaiser sast days in power The armistice reuired his abdication although the old emperor was in the clouds till the The Heart of Cool last believing he would remain in power For the allies the guns fell silent on armistice day For the Germans they had to march home to fight the anarchists and bolsheviks and their revolution In amongst those soldiers was a young corporal recovering from mustard gas who believed the German army was bertrayed His name was Adolf Hitler and with him went the seeds of WWII In theate summer of 1918 after four Minotaur Lust long years of senseless stagnant fighting the Western Front erupted The bitter four month struggle that ensued known as the Hundred Days Campaign saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe As with some of the books that I have recently read about The Great War by the time we get to the final chapters and theast of the conflict we sometimes miss out on the details A Game of Unchance leading to Armistice Day As the opening uote projects with the US heavily involved fresh for action theast push was often brutalMr Lloyd has done a very commendable job of concentrating on the movements of the belligerents involved With a writing style that keeps the reader engaged with the views of both the allied and axis on how and why the victories and failures The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death - Kindle edition by Dick Teresi. Politics Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. led to the end Of course I would recommend numerous other books to get an overall concept of the War before attacking this novel but keep this close as a side by side toearn the struggles of the platoons companies and brigades involved This was my first book by this author and
I would not hesitate to recommend this volume to anyone and will be not hesitate to recommend this volume anyone and will be for other books Hundred Days The campaign that ended World War I by Nick Lloyd Basic Books 2014 Remarkable The Hundred Days from the middle of July 1918 through the beginning of November are the days when the British French and eventually the Americans having held off Ludendorff s final spring huge peace offensive finally turned the tide began advancing and broke the German army Lloyd uses every resource archives etters diaries books official accounts etc to describe how the Entente finally named a single generalissimo to coordinate all the armies Foch who planned the series of attacks that one after the other destroyed the Germans ability to resist His account goes from the highest strategic councils to the utter brutality and sualor of the combat I had no idea how much gas they used the Germans than the Allies I will never think of the French as surrender monkeys they bore the absolute brunt of the fighting and the war was almost entirely on their territory Lloyd explains that the Allies finally earned how to fight the Germans not with huge days The Way of Wizardry (Dragon Warriors RPG long artillery bombardments that could be sheltered from and which told the Germans exactly where the attack would come but from secret carefully hidden buildups just behind theines complete with deception and camouflage followed by sudden overwhelming terrible artillery bombardments that the troops finally knew how to follow behind They used tanks to excellent effect they controlled the air The Germans resisted the high command struggled and refused to acknowledge their The Bellringers Bedside Companion losses and their deteriorating situation until the army itself began to crumble and rebel and desert and refuse to fight Lloyd says the reason the American divisions were so huge because they didn t have enough experience staff officers There was the culture clash the Brits were almost offended by the Americans informality and offhandedness It took a while for the Americans toearn how to fight At first they tried the old fashioned ways that didn t work mass attacks across the front which were slaughtered But they earned fast did a magnificent job a St Mihiel Casualties on all sides were enormous some of the highest of the war And there is no doubt that the Germans were beaten They had run out of men out of food out *Of Euipment The Allies * euipment The Allies driving them Hitler was wrong The Germans ost The book has excellent maps and a good bunch of photos The Make Ink: A Foragers Guide to Natural Inkmaking last one hundred days until the armistice of WWI have not received as much attention as other parts of the war This isargely because it was believed that Germany Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao lost the war already with the failure of its offensive on the western front the previous spring and the fall of 1918 was merely an endgame It didn t get the attention it deserved by early writers because of the stab in the back story that was widely circulated in Germany after the. Allies' victories and the bitter reality of German defeat' Gary Sheffield Professor of War Studies 'Lloyd enters the upper tier of Great War historians with this admirable account of the war's final campaign' Publishers Weekly Nick Lloyd is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London based at the Joint Services Command Staff College in Shrivenham Oxfordshire He specialises in British military and imperial history in the era of the Great War and is the author of two books Loos 1915 2006 and The Amritsar Massacre The Untold Story of One Fateful Day 201. Is for infantry assault tactics to this day by the way and a sense of victory They believed that they could win the war and this mightily revitalized the German Army on the Western Front After all their comrades being shipped westwards had not only trounced the Italians and knocked the Russians out of the war but they had also conuered in a matter of days Romania in the first ever mechanized offensive in history Though minus armor the Germans never developed much in the way of tanks during WWIAll of this combined to make the German Army that spring a very confident and eager to display their new found skills against their tired exhausted foes And finally the Allies were desperately waiting for the arrival of the American Army The French especially were desperate for relief relief they hoped to find in the form of fresh American troops This added a sense of urgency to both sides the Allies hoping the Americans would arrive in time the Germans hoping that their coming offensive would knock one or the other of France or the British out of the war before the Yanks could show upThe ensuing German offensives called various names but most often known to history as the Kaiser offensives were initially tremendous successes The Germans broke the Western Front wide open and restored maneuver their strong suit to the war Albeit only for a brief time As bad as their blows were hurting the Allies they were taking considerableosses themselves and their High Commands insistence of adding strategic objectives as the offensive rolled on only spread out and diffused the German efforts in effect softening their blows Finally at the Second Battle of the Marne the Allies primarily the French with a Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, large dose of American help stopped the German offensives As the Americansed the way in A Fine Mouse Band launching a joint Allied offensive that pushed the Germans from the environs of Paris the supreme Allied commander Ferdinand Foch could feel that victory was in the air Nick Lloyd tells the story of how the Allies battered and bruised from the series of massive German blows they had absorbed over the Spring recovered uickly and begananding knockout blows of their own The author covers all sides giving fair treatment to the French Germans and even the Americans something that should be remarked upon as he is British and most British historians tend to celebrate their own triumphs at the end while overlooking the French and American contributions and overlooking the plight of the retreating and defending Germans Starting at Amiens the Black Day of the German Army the Allies kept up a constant hammering series of offensives that slowly but surely drove the Germans back to their frontiers The British The Vanishing Hours led the way with their tanks and the awesome hitting power of their Canadian and Australian Army Corps easily the baddest troops on the battlefield in 1918 The French while tired and almost used up contributed mightily regaining honorost during the mutinies the previous year Only the Americans had a mixed report The American Army green under trained under euipped and indifferently Horse Sense led does not make for glorious reading during the First World War While American troops did well when under Allied command and mixed in with French or British armies as a separate unit the deficiencies of the American Army were born out in bloody tragic detail In the hellish nightmare of the Meuse Argonne Forest nearly 100000 American soldiers would be killed in action in aittle under two months for Totally Regressed (An ABDL Story) little gains ofasting significance For all their faults however Lloyd shows thereader that the Americans earned from their incredibly costly mistakes rapidly at that and despite theirthat the Americans earned from their incredibly costly mistakes rapidly at that and despite their inept tactics they showed remarkable bravery and incredible courage in the face of certain death as they often charged in almost fanatically towards positions that the British and French would avoid By early November however the game was up for Germany Her Army was all but finished she was short on everything from ammunition to boots and especially food and Medicine Morale At Home Morale at home almost nonexistent and revolution was in the air Germany signed the Armistice and the First World War endedNick Lloyd shows that it was not politics but Allied arms that convinced the Germans to give up the fight Also he does a very convincing job of overturning the German myth which many there still believe that it was Women of the Otherworld Series Collection (Women of the Otherworld, leftist politicians who stabbed the Army in the back The Army was done for on itsast egs and even its High Command understood this The Armistice was a blessing in disguise for the German Army as it gave them the opportunityto turn home and root out the Communists However the Allies did not win decisivelyturn home and root out the Communists However the Allies did not win decisively German Army though in a bad way was still functional and the Allies did not occupy Germany While it seems that such a step would be overly harsh in today s overly sensitive political climate the truth is that minus that occupation is exactly what gave the conditions time to brew that allowed the rise of the National Socialists All in all an excellent book hopefully it will spawn research into this most pivotal of moments in 20th century history I always feel that WWI gets the shaft compared to WWII even though they are eually important for explaining the world in which we presently reside Even so after thoroughly exploring the main narratives in college I mostly focus on the forgotten fronts these days Italy vs Austria Hungary the Balkans the Middle East East Africa you name itBut one thing that always bothered me was that while the Western Front is covered to extremity particularly the very start of the war and the slaughterhouse battles of the Somme and Verdun a battlefield which I have personally visited and is uite moving in its terrible and still scarred grandeur is how the ast and arguably most important stages of the war the combined Allied offensives after the failure of the German gamble in Spring of 1918 gets overlooked Even Keegan s comprehensive war history blows through the 100 Days Offensive as if it was nothing but an epilogue and not the culmination of the war in EuropeThe Allies had perfected the hard Vee for Victory lessons they hadearned after years of failure Much of the German command was delusional about the extent of the danger they were in and had to be convinced by a few kicks open of their. The Marne in July 1918 'Hundred Days' traces the epic story of the next four months which included some of the bloodiest battles of the war Using unpublished archive material from five countries this new account reveals how the Allies British French American and Commonwealth managed to beat the German Army by now crippled by indiscipline and ravaged by influenza and force her eaders to seek peace 'This is a powerful and moving book by a rising military historian Lloyd's depiction of the great battles of July November provides compelling evidence of the scale of the.
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