One of the best of the Official History volumes. Cambrai, where tanks were first used en masse, was initially a great victory; the church bells rang out in celebration. Within a few days the Germans had struck back and victory turned to ashes and Douglas Haig ordered an enquiry into the disaster. A very readable account of a most important battle.
France and Belgium 1917.Vol III. The Battle of Cambrai. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR.
New Edition with all Maps Reproduced in Full Colour.
The Official History of the Great War was the grandest official history ever produced in Britain. Its purpose was to provide “within reasonable compass an authoritative account, suitable for general readers and for students at military schools.”
Due to the number of full-colour maps bound in each volume previous attempts to reprint this valuable reference ether floundered, or were produced with the maps in monochrome.
At last the acclaimed work of the official cartographers who had ninety thousand maps at their command can be examined as they intended in full colour.