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Haig's Intelligence: GHQ and the German Army, 1916-1918

Beach, J. (2013) Haig's Intelligence: GHQ and the German Army, 1916-1918. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 9781107039612.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: Haig's Intelligence is an important new study of Douglas Haig's controversial command during the First World War. Based on extensive new research, it addresses a perennial question about the British army on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918: why did they think they were winning? Jim Beach reveals how the British perceived the German army through a study of the development of the British intelligence system, its personnel and the ways in which intelligence was gathered. He also examines how intelligence shaped strategy and operations by exploring the influence of intelligence in creating perceptions of the enemy. He shows for the first time exactly what the British knew about their opponent, when and how and, in so doing, sheds significant new light on continuing controversies about the British army's conduct of operations in France and Belgium and the relationship between Haig and his chief intelligence officer, John Charteris.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I (1914-1918)
U Military Science > U1 Military science (General) > U150 Military planning
U Military Science > UB1 Military administration > UB250 Intelligence
Creators: Beach, Jim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 24 October 2013
Date Type: Publication
Series Name: Cambridge military histories
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Number of Pages: 384
Language: English
ISBN: 9781107039612
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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