Learning Curve, The Great War
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Useful notes: Source5
Extract from an article called 'Lions Led By Donkeys?' by Professor Peter Simkins, 1998
(Courtesy of the BBC)
  • This extract comes from an article written by Professor Peter Simkins of the Imperial War Museum in 1998. It was part of a feature by BBC News on the 80th anniversary of the end of the Great War in 1918.
  • Professor Simkins was Senior Historian at the Imperial War Museum in London. He is a leading authority on the Great War.
  • Ill-conceived means badly thought out, or not a good plan in the first place.
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