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Author Kempshall, Chris. author.

Title British, French and American Relations on the Western Front, 1914-1918 [electronic resource] / by Chris Kempshall.

Published Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource (XIX, 306 p. 13 illus. in color.) online resource.
Series Springer History eBooks 2018 English+International
Contents Introduction: 'Liberty and Union...' -- Part One: Confusion -- Building the Entente Cordiale -- Initial Interactions: The B.E.F. in France 1914-1915 -- Part Two: Co-Operation -- 'My heart softened to the French ... all at once I loved them': The Entente Cordiale at the Somme -- 'That liberty shall not perish from the Earth': America and the Entente Cordiale -- Part Three: Collapse -- Careless Disasters: Allied Relations in 1918 -- Allied Relations and l'apres guerre -- Conclusion: '... Now and Forever.' -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary This book provides a thorough examination of the relations between the men in the British, French and American armies on the Western Front of the First World War. The Allied victory in 1918 was built on the backs of British, French, and American soldiers who joined together to fight for a common cause. Using the diaries, records, and letters of these men, Chris Kempshall shows how these soldiers interacted with each other during four years of war. The British army that arrived in France in 1914 became isolated from their French allies and unable to coordinate with them. By 1916, Britain's professional soldiers were replaced by civilians who learned to love their French ally, who reached out to them in friendship. At the end of the war the introduction of American soldiers caused hope and conflict before perceived British failures brought the alliance to the brink of collapse. Final cooperation between these three nations saw them victorious. .
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject History.
Great Britain -- History.
France -- History.
United States -- History.
World history.
Military history.
ISBN 9783319894652
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-89465-2