G.H.Q. (Montreuil-sur-Mer)

Frank Fox

G.H.Q. (Montreuil-sur-Mer)

Frank Fox

Distributed for Uniform Press

224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $23.95 ISBN: 9781910500835 Published February 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
A General Headquarters (GHQ) was formed by the British for each theater of World War I, often when the build-up of British forces became too complex for the local forces to retain command. This book offers an account of the GHQ run by Field Marshall Douglas Haig, who commanded the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front from 1915 to the end of the war. Fox takes us inside Haig’s GHQ located at Montreuil-sur-Mer and shows the complexity of the planning that led to the ultimate defeat of the German Army.
 
Originally published in 1920 and updated here with statistical summaries of casualties, ammunition, and supplies as well as photographs, this book offers a unique and balanced look at life in the GHQ and fills an important gap in the understanding of the administration of the war. 
 
Contents
Foreword
Preface
 
Chapter
I. Before G.H.Q. Went to Montreuil
II. Montreuil and the Montreuillois
III. G.H.Q. at Work
I.V. G.H.Q. at Play
V. The Munitions of the War
VI. The Medical Services
VII. The Animals of the Force
VIII. The Financial Services
IX. The Economy Services
X. The Comforts of the Fore- Spiritual and Other
XI. The Labour Auxilliaries
XII. G.H.Q. and the “New Army”
XIII. G.H.Q. and the Dominion Armies
XIV. Educating the Army
XV. The Winter of Our Discontent
XVI. Enter the Americans
XVII. The German Spring of 1918
XVIII. The Motor Lorry that Waited
XIX. The Unity of Command
XX. The Coming
Of Victory
Appendix
Maps
The “Game Book”
 
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