For Whose Glory?

WINNING CAME AT a cost. Undeniably, August had been good for the British army: the Germans were losing ground, 57,000 prisoners had been bagged, and…


An Expression of Love

IN TERMS OF reputation, history has not served Haig well. This is unfair. The idea that he was dim is not borne out by any…


I Have Not Changed

YOU COULD SAY that, just now, it all became a bit more anti-climactic — in the West, anyway. The Germans were a long way from throwing down…


Pearls Before Swine

IT WAS NOT yet official, but it was incontrovertibly true: Germany was about to lose the war. The success of the Battle of Amiens prompted…


Death By Solemnity?

WAS IT TACTICAL or terminal? Ever since 18th July, the Germans had been in retreat. The pace of retreat was picking up rather than diminishing….