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Lloyd George and the Generals

2nd Edition

By David R. Woodward

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The frustrating stalemate on the western front with its unprecedented casualties provoked a furious debate in London between the civil and military authorities over the best way to defeat Germany. The passions aroused continued to the present day. The mercurial and dynamic David Lloyd George stood at the centre of this controversy throughout the war. His intervention in military questions and determination to redirect strategy put him at odds with the leading soldiers and admirals of his day.

Professor Woodward, a student of the Great War for some four decades, explores the at times Byzantine atmosphere at Whitehall by exhaustive archival research in official and private papers. The focus is on Lloyd George and his adversaries such as Lord Kitchener, General Sir William Robertson, and Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig. The result is a fresh, compelling and detailed account of the interaction between civil and military authorities in total war.

About the Author

David Woodward received his doctorate in Modern European History from the University of Georgia in 1965. He taught at Texas A&M University before joining the history faculty at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia in 1970. Professor Woodward has written widely on US and British military and diplomatic history for the period of the Great War. His publications include articles in such journals as the Journal of Modern History, Albion and The Historical Journal, essays in books and encyclopaedias, and five books. He has also served as the historical consultant for a BBC Timewatch programme, Lloyd George's War.

About the Series

Military History and Policy

This series publishes studies on historical and contemporary aspects of land power, spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day, and will include national, international and comparative studies. From time to time, the series will publish edited collections of essays and ‘classics’.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory