Allied Supreme War Council

Joint note to the Supreme War Council by its military representatives regarding the conduct of the war in 1918, 21 January 1918.

First created in November 1917, the Supreme War Council was designed to improve wartime military co-operation between Britain, France and Italy. This note provides a sober overview of Allied war prospects in the coming year. While pointing to the relative stability of the military positions in France and Italy, it concludes that - barring 'improbable and unforeseeable contingencies' - an Allied victory is not 'likely to be secured during the fighting period of 1918'.
Catalogue reference: WO 106/729 (21 Jan 1918)

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