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 The Great War 1914-1918, and Associated Conflicts
   Command
     The Supreme War Council



At The Supreme War Council

by Peter E. Wright  

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Purchase Price
£12.00 (second hand)

Date Purchased
April 15, 2019

Publisher
Eveleigh Nash Company Limited (1921, London)

Notes
This book was written by an officer who was at the very heart of the Supreme War Council - as an Assistant Secretary - and it is therefore very much an eye-witness account of a crucial period of the Council's existence. The book starts with a measured account of the foundation of the Council, then it deals with the putting together of the Plan of Campaign for 1918; and finally it deals with the Battle of St. Quentin in early 1918. There are three Appendices. One about the relationship between Robertson, Maurice and Repington; then one about the unity of command in 1917; and finally one with extracts from Gough's Confidential Report on the battle. Finally, there is a splendid fold-out map showing the state of the whole of the Western Front, by divisions, at the start of the Battle of St. Quentin. This may be a small book - less than 200 pages - but for a student of the maturing of command on the Western Front, it is invaluable.