Learning Curve, The Great War
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Useful notes: Source6
Extract from an article called 'Lions Led by Donkeys? The British Army in World War One' by Dr Gary Sheffield, 2002
(Courtesy of the BBC)
  • This extract comes from an article written by Dr Gary Sheffield in March 2002.
  • Dr Sheffield is a leading authority on the military history of the Great War. He is a lecturer at King's College, University of London.
  • Passchendaele was another name for the third Battle of Ypres in 1917. This battle was on the same scale as the Somme and was marked by appalling conditions, especially mud.
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