We have taken the opportunity with our 2021 editions of the OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR – FRANCE AND BELGIUM series to redesign the covers and print on 140g silk paper. This official history was the grandest ever produced in Britain, and 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 either floundered, or were produced with the maps in monochrome. At last, the acclaimed work of the official cartographers who had 90,000 maps at their command can be examined as they intended – in full colour.
France and Belgium 1918. Vol I. Appendices. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR.
Thirty-two appendices with documents referring to problems and intentions of the Allies at the beginning of 1918; German plans for an offensive; British defensive measures taken on the British Third and Fifth Army fronts; and certain operation orders issued during the fighting 21st-26th March.