Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917

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In December 1916 General Robert Nivelle was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the French armies fighting the Germans on the Western Front. He had enjoyed a meteoric rise to high command and public acclaim since the beginning of the war - he was a national hero. In return, he proclaimed he 'had the formula' that would ensure victory and end the conflict in 1917. But his offensive was a bloody and humiliating failure for France, one that could have opened the way for French defeat. This is the subject of David Murphy's ...

Breaking Point of the French Army: The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 2015, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781781592922

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