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little Field-Marshal, Sir John French

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French, John Denton Pinkstone, Earl of Ypres, 1852-1925., Marshals -- Great Britain -- Biography., Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biogr

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StatementRichard Holmes.
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LC ClassificationsDA68.32.Y8 H65 1981
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Paginationxii, 427 p., [12] p. of plates :
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Open LibraryOL3866442M
ISBN 100224015753
LC Control Number81188186

The little Field-Marshal, Sir John French [Richard Holmes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Physical description; xii, p, (12)p of plates: ill /5(16). The Little Field-Marshal, Sir John French book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Despite being the most capable cavalry lea /5.

Richard Holmes' well-written and often fascinating biography, "The Little Field Marshal", is the life of Sir John French, once one of Britain's foremost soldiers but now largely forgotten.

French had the misfortune to be the first commander of the British Expeditionary Force in the difficult opening year of the First World War, a role that /5(16). Little was gained in three weeks of fighting and French received criticism for his handling of British reserves during the battle.

Later Career Having clashed repeatedly with Kitchener and having lost the confidence of the Cabinet, French was relieved in December and replaced by General Sir Douglas Haig. Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one.

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John French, 1st earl of Ypres, in full John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st earl of Ypres, Viscount French of Ypres and of High Lake, (born SeptemRipple, Kent, England—diedDeal, Kent), field marshal who commanded the British army on the Western Front between Augustwhen World War I began, and Decemwhen he resigned.

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Despite being the most capable cavalry leader of his generation, posterity has judged him an unfeeling butcher, responsible for more deaths in the first two hours of the battle of Loos than all /5(11). Buy The Little Field Marshal: A Life of Sir John French (Cassell Military Paperbacks) New Ed by Holmes, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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hon. david lloyd george, m.p., to whose prevision, energy and tenacity the army and the empire owe so much. by field-marshal viscount french of ypres, k.p., o.m., etc.

with maps. london constable and company ltd. contents (p. vii). London: Cassell, Card covers. pp + plates. Index. Fine copy. Sir John commanded the British army in France Haig hated him, Churchill loved him, and some of the ladies did too as he was quite the womanizer. In the writing of this book, the first and only comprehensive biography of the Field Marshal, Richard Holmes was granted unrestricted access to Sir John French's private papers.

His research has produced a portrait of a complex man, at the heart of some of the most important military events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sir John French is a figure who has always aroused controversy. Douglas Haig despised him, while Churchill thought his leadership qualities unsurpassed.

Despite being the most capable cavalry leader of his generation, posterity has judged him an unfeeling butcher, responsible for more deaths in the first two hours of the battle of Loos than all. Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC (28 September 22 May ), known as The Viscount French between andwas an Anglo-Irish officer in the British Army.

He distinguished himself commanding the Cavalry Division during the. Field Marshal Sir John Wilfred Stanier, GCB, MBE (6 October – 10 November ) was a senior British Army officer who was Chief of the General Staff from to He was the first person after the Second World War to become the professional head of the British Army without having seen active service in that war or any subsequent : Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the.

Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC (28 September – 22 May ), known as The Viscount French between andwas an Anglo-Irish officer in the British Army.

He distinguished himself commanding the Cavalry Division during the Second Boer War, became Chief of the Imperial General Staff in. of The Little Field-Marshal: Sir John French (), The Road to Sedan: The French Army,–70 (); Firing Line (); [with John Keegan] Soldiers: A History of Men in Battle (); Riding the Retreat (); The First World War().

In he presented War Walkson BBC TV. He is currently editing The Oxford Companion to Military History. the little field-marshal sir john french by professor of military richard holmes Sir John French is a figure who has always aroused controversy.

Douglas Haig despised him, while Churchill thought his leadership qualities unsurpassed. Sir John French is himself the son of a sailor, Commander J.T.W. French, who on retiring from the Navy settled down on the beautiful little Kentish estate of Ripplevale, near Walmer. Here John Denton Pinkstone French was born on Septemin the same year as his future colleague, General Joffre.

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The Mask of Command () Paul, Kennedy (ed.).Cited by: 1. An Important Archive Relating to Field Marshall Sir John French. at the pinacle of his greatness he was found wanting. In French was head of the Army, a field marshal and Chief of the Imperial General Staff.

On the declaration of war he was appointed commander-in-chief of the British Expeditionary Force. An Important Archive. Full text of "The Despatches of Sir John French" See other formats. The little Field-Marshall: Sir John French / Author: Richard Holmes. --Publication info: London: Cape, Format: Book.

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Free delivery for many products!(Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June ) In August William Robertson crossed to France to meet the long-expected foe, together with the rest of the British Expeditionary Force, on the staff of the Commander­ in-Chief, Field-Marshal Sir John French, and in the post of Quartermaster-General.