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by Martin Middlebrook

eBook The Kaiser's battle: 21 March 1918 : the first day of the German spring offensive epub
  • ISBN: 071391081X
  • Author: Martin Middlebrook
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Military
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Allen Lane; First edition (1978)
  • Pages: 431 pages
  • ePUB size: 1166 kb
  • FB2 size 1277 kb
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The Kaiser's Battle book. At . 0am on 21 March 1918, the last great battle of the First World War commenced when three German armies struck a massive blow against the weak divisions of the British Third and Fifth Armies.

The Kaiser's Battle book.

The Kaiser's Battle by Martin Middlebrook is a very good book chronicling the events of 21st March 1918, when the German Army shattered the British front line on a large section of the Western Front.

Middlebrook wrote his first book The First Day on the Somme (1971) following a. .Middlebrook gave the same single-day treatment to 21 March 1918, the opening of the German Spring Offensive, in The Kaiser's Battle.

Middlebrook wrote his first book The First Day on the Somme (1971) following a visit to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium in 1967. This is a detailed study of the single worst day for the British Army. Middlebrook gave the same single-day treatment to 21 March 1918, the opening of the German Spring Offensive, in The Kaiser's Battle

item 2 The Kaiser's Battle-21 March 1918: The First.

item 2 The Kaiser's Battle-21 March 1918: The First. by Middlebrook, Martin Paperback. In March 1918, the last great battle of World War I started when three German armies struck a massive blow against the weak division of the British 3rd and 5th Armies. Planned to break the deadlock, the series of battles were known as Kaiserschlacht. Penguin Books LTD. ISBN-10.

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Kaiser's Battle, 21 March 1918: The. Deeside Books has been trading since 1997 and is a traditional bookshop located in the centre of the tourist village of Ballater on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire. Publisher: Allen Lane, 1978. Publication Date: 1978. We are located on the main A93 road from Aberdeen to Braemar, just eight miles from Balmoral Castle. Ballater is also within the scenic Cairngorms National Park. We have a stock of approximately 10,000 out of print, antiquarian and remainder books within the shop with specialisations in Scottish, Field Sports, Military, Climbing & Polar and Transport.

First World War (content). MIDDLEBROOK, MARTIN (Author) Allen Lane (Publisher). A field artillery group in battle a tactical study based on the action of 2nd Brigade, . whole: Dimensions: 23cm. 12p. of plates il. maps, ports.

The Kaiser's battle : 21 March 1918 : the first day of the German spring offensive. The Kaiser's battle : 21 March 1918 : the first day of the German spring offensive, Martin Middlebrook Allen Lane London 1978. Australian/Harvard Citation.

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On 21 March 1918, the German Stormtroopers launched an attack against the British Fifth Army and the right wing of. Middlebrook, Martin. The Kaiser's Battle: 21 March 1918: The First Day of the German Spring Offensive. Hammondsworth, Penguin.

On 21 March 1918, the German Stormtroopers launched an attack against the British Fifth Army and the right wing of the British Third Army. By the end of the first day, the British had suffered some 50,000 casualties, and the Germans had broken through at several points. The British Fifth Army after two days was in full retreat and the Third Army was also forced to withdraw from its positions as its commanders feared being surrounded by the Germans.

Comments: (7)
Maximilianishe
If you enjoyed the authors "First Day On The Somme" you'll enjoy "Kaisers Battle" Good detailed account of the Germans "Spring Offensive" in WWI to end the war before American troops could arrive in Europe in large numbers. Lots of personal commentary from both sides. Very good read!
Fearlessdweller
Middlebrook provides an in-depth account of the first day of the great German offensive on 21 March 1918. He uses accounts from 650 German and British survivors, interwoven with a lot of good statistics. The strength of this work is that it provides a good perspective on both armies, excellent orders of battle and a well-reasoned analysis section. Middlebrook makes several major points. First, the British were not let down by their intelligence; they knew the attack was coming but they thought it would develop more slowly, like all previous West Front offensives. Second, German infiltration tactics were used only by the spearheads, while the bulk of the following infantry advanced in standard lines. The key factor in the German success was the heavy fog, which greatly assisted infiltration by reducing the range of British defensive fires to the point where gaps existed. Middlebrook concludes that the British were not experts at defense and morale was poor in some war-weary units, but the defense would have done far better without the fog. After reading this, it causes the reader to wonder why more First World War attacks didn't use fog as cover to reduce casualties. Middlebrook also exonerates General Gough, the Commander of the British 5th Army that was smashed, whom he claims was a scapegoat. Middlebrook estimates that the Germans lost over 10,000 killed in the first day, despite a successful attack. The British lost only about 7,500 killed but another 21,000 were captured (and 500 artillery pieces). Although the maps are often inadequate, this is a well-written and thoroughly-researched account.
Na
"The Kaiser's Battle", by British Military Historian Martin Middlebrook, is an excellent book detailing the preparation, build-up, and first day of battle of the 1918 German Spring Offensive on the Western Front (known as the "Kaiser's Battle", or in German, as the "Kaiserschlacht") from both the British and German perspective.

This book was originally published in 1978, and Mr. Middlebrook, as he did for his earlier (and in many ways companion) work "The First Day on the Somme", actively sought and collected numerous written and oral accounts from surviving British and German soldiers. As such, he was one of the last historians to actually speak with the veterans of this conflict on a significant scale.

By focusing on only the first day of battle, Mr Middlebrook is able to provide a sharp and focused look at the start of the battle, one that gives the reader a real feel for the critical opening phases of the fighting. Through his extensive research and astute analysis, Mr. Middlebrook discusses what went right for both sides, what went wrong, and explodes more than a few myths about the battle. He also shows that while on the surface the first day of battle appeared to be a German victory, the strategic results were much less favorable and the seeds of eventual German defeat were present.

I highly recommend this book.
Tegore
Mr. Middlebrook is a good writer have several of his books "First Day on the Somme" and "Arnhem 1944". Would recommend all.
Danial
If you are a WWI Military History Nerd, then this is a superbly-written book.
If you like just a "ripping good yarn" then you will also enjoy this.
MM is a singularly good (& exhaustively well researched) writer, and anything by him is always worth reading.
Envias
Great book
Mightdragon
The Kaiser's Battle is extensively detailed book about the battle which was supposed to end World War I. There are lots of personal quotations and the book paints, in vivid detail, the horror of that awful day.

Good book for readers interested in World War I.
I received the book in good condition
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