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Liaison : General Pierre des Vallières at British General Headquarters, January 1916 to May 1917 / edited and translated by Elizabeth Greenhalgh.

Pierre des Vallières, 1868-1918.

Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press for the Army Records Society, 2016.

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  • Title:
    Liaison : General Pierre des Vallières at British General Headquarters, January 1916 to May 1917 / edited and translated by Elizabeth Greenhalgh.
  • Author: Pierre des Vallières, 1868-1918.
  • Contributor: Elizabeth Greenhalgh editor, translator.;
    Army Records Society (Great Britain)
  • Subjects: Vallières, Pierre des, 1868-1918; World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France -- Somme -- Sources; World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France -- Arras -- Sources; World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Sources; World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Sources;
    Dewey: 940.41244092
  • Publication Details: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press for the Army Records Society, 2016.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Planning the Somme -- The Somme battle -- 1917 and the Battle of Arras.
    Summary: "Pierre des Vallières was a French cavalry officer who had been both a staff officer and a field commander before being appointed to head the French Military Mission to the British Army in December 1915. His position at GHQ have him a unique insight into the preparations for the 1916 Battle of the Somme and the 1917 Battle of Arras. The reports on these events that he sent to French headquarters, and his private diary entries, are here translated into English for the first time. His frequent and often acerbic comments on British failures to follow French advice, together with informative reports from other liason officers on the British performance, provide a rare glimpse of the British Expeditionary Force in France from outside" --Dust jacket.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780750967846; ISBN 0750967846; BNB GBB7E8044; System number: 018475385
  • Notes: Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Language note: Translated from the French.
  • Physical Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) , portrait ; 23 cm.
  • Series: Publications of the Army Records Society ; vol. 36

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