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by Winston Churchill,Max Egremont,Sir Edward Spears

eBook Liaison, 1914 ePub
Author: Winston Churchill,Max Egremont,Sir Edward Spears
Language: English
ISBN: 0304352284
ISBN13: 978-0304352289
Publisher: Weidenfeld Military (June 3, 1999)
Pages: 624
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 431
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Major-General Sir Edward Louis Spears, 1st Baronet, KBE, CB, MC (7 August 1886 – 27 January 1974) was a British Army officer and Member of Parliament noted for his role as a liaison officer between British and French forces in two world wars.

Major-General Sir Edward Louis Spears, 1st Baronet, KBE, CB, MC (7 August 1886 – 27 January 1974) was a British Army officer and Member of Parliament noted for his role as a liaison officer between British and French forces in two world wars. Spears was a retired Brigadier General of the British Army, and served as a Member of the British House of Commons. From 1917-1920 he was head of the British Military Mission in Paris.

Edward Spears, Max Egremont (Introduction). Winston S. Churchill.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was the prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War,. He was the prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as a member of Parliament (MP).

According to Spears' biographer, Max Egremont: "Churchill . Spears continued to work for Churchill.

According to Spears' biographer, Max Egremont: "Churchill admired Spiers's courage and ability and supported him against French and British jealousy and suspicion: Sir Henry Wilson saw Spears as an intriguer and Clemenceau thought he knew too many French secrets. While at the Somme Spears met and fell in love with Mary Borden, who was running at her own expense a mobile hospital on the Western Front. Spears wrote two books during this period: Liaison, 1914 (1930), on his experiences during the First World War and Prelude to Victory (1939), on the Nivelle Offensive of 1917.

Many historians, not least Winston Churchill, agree that The Great War was decided . His liaison assignment, described in this book, made hi. .

Many historians, not least Winston Churchill, agree that The Great War was decided during the first month of fighting. Fortunately a young highly literate and talented British officer was superbly well placed to witness this historic period. Thanks to his fluent French Edward Louis Spears was sent in mid August 1914 to liaise between Field Marshal Sir John French and the French High Command. In the weeks that followed, events moved at lightning speed and decisions were made without consulting or informing their counterparts. His liaison assignment, described in this book, made him the first British Officer at the Front.

But it was his meeting with Winston Churchill in 1916 that led to one of the closest friendships of his life.

ISBN 10: 0297813471, ISBN 13: 9780297813477. Major General Sir Edward Louis Spears (1886-1974) lived under two flags: those of France and Great Britain. Brought up in France, he became an outstanding liaison officer (wounded four times) between the French and British forces during the First World War, dealing with Clemenceau, Petain and Lloyd George. But it was his meeting with Winston Churchill in 1916 that led to one of the closest friendships of his life.

Edward Spears, the author of this volume, was the liaison officer between the French and the British forces from August 1914 and dealt with Clemenceau, Petain, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill

Edward Spears, the author of this volume, was the liaison officer between the French and the British forces from August 1914 and dealt with Clemenceau, Petain, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. He made friendships with senior soldiers and politicians, which lasted the rest of his life.

Egremont, Max. Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London.

But it was his meeting with Churchill in 1916 that led to one of the closest friendships of his life. Egremont, Max.

Winston Churchill, in addition to his careers of soldier and politician, was a prolific writer under the pen name "Winston S. Churchill". After being commissioned into the 4th Queen's Own Hussars in 1895, Churchill gained permission to observe the Cuban War of Independence, and sent war reports to The Daily Graphic. He continued his war journalism in British India, at the Siege of Malakand, then in the Sudan during the Mahdist War and in southern Africa during the Second Boer War.

3. Description this book Many historians, not least Winston Churchill, agree that The Great War was decided during the first month of fighting.

Edward Spears, the author of this volume, was the liaison officer between the French and the British forces from August 1914 and dealt with Clemenceau, Petain, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. This is his account of the first few months of World War I.
Rasmus
An easy, short review to write. Simply the best personal account of the opening campaign of the war. The author, who also had a key liaison position in the French-British fiasco in May-June 1940, pulls no punches in this account of the near fiasco of August-September 1914.

I have read that Spears is considered one of only two men (the other being Churchill) to have written essential, classic first person accounts of both World Wars, this book being one of them and the other being his book on the French-British reaction (or lack thereof) to the German blitzkrieg of 1940.

Besides the descriptions of the military actions, this book also presents exceptional profiles of many of the key figures in both the French and British forces. Spears was, as a liaison between the two armies, in a unique position to oberve the men on both sides. He writes, naturally, from the British viepoint and is not always kind to his French allies. He is particularly scathing on General Lanrezac, who he considered to have been an honorable man driven to venality and deceit through panic and loss of nerve.

I have the original British edition of this book. It was published with a set of elaborate fold-out maps. I haven't seen this reprint, so I don't know what maps are provided here. The maps are very useful, since much of the book contains the author's observations of small actions, and the maps are specifically keyed to these descriptions. But with or without the maps, this book is esential reading on the opening campaign of the war and I am glad to see it is available in a recent edition.
Zinnthi
Hands down one of the best books I've ever read. Spears is an excellent writer and he tells an absolutely amazing story. While this is a book about the opening stages of WW1, it is more so a book about chaos and how people react under absurd amount of pressure. It is well worth the read.
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