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RECOULY (Raymond) Marshal Foch: His Own Words on Many Subjects. 1st Eng. Ed., 320pp., portrait frontis. VG in dw. Thornton Butterworth. 1929  #60082
[HLMainPic] Important source material compiled by a French regular officer & military historian: includes the circumstances of his appointment to high command despite the opposition of Clemenceau; the work of the American Army under his overall command, &c. Falls writes: "The work of M. Recouly on marshal Foch resembles that of Commandant Bugnet in being a record of conversations on many subjects connected with the War & the years that followed. There are even some repetitions in the two books; but, broadly speaking, the Marshal's statements to his A.D.C. are on general principles, while those made to M. Recouly are concerned with particular episodes & problems. the present volume is therefore likely to be more interesting to the average British reader, who in military matters prefers the concrete to the theoretical. The sketches of the Marne & of the Armistice negotiations, the criticisms of Ludendorff & of Nivelle, the Marshal's case against M. Clemenceau at the Peace Conference, are particularly valuable." Orig. pale green cloth, gilt, near fine in chipped but VG dw. See illustration on our website.   £50

     




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