Pessimism and British War Policy, 1916-1918
Routledge – 2001 – 336 pages
Series: British Politics and Society
This analysis of Britains war policy during the last years of the Great War argues that it was strongly affected by a mood of pessimism. The policy was revised after the defeats suffered by the allies in 1917, so much so that Britain almost "tumbled into peace" the following year.
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"an important work of revisionist history"
" an excellent in-depth analysis of the complexities of modern industrial war… give much food for thought to those trying to grasp their complexity"
- Journal of Military History
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