The donkeys - Alan Clark

A donkey, Gen Alderson decorates an unknown soldier

A study of British High Command during World War I on the Western front in 1915, exploring the truth of the observation that British troops were "lions led by donkeys". Written by Alan Clark, a former Tory MP, we reject his political perspective but reproduce this book for reference.

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Jun 10 2014 18:11


  • There had been twelve battalions making the attack, a strength of just under ten thousand, and in the three and a half hours of the actual battle their casualties were 385 officers and 7861 men. The Germans suffered no casualties at all.

    Alan Clark

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