The Caliber of British Generals at the Dawn of World War One

“In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.” — Julius Caesar

Generals French, Joffre and Haig taking a tour of the front. (Public domain)

“Apparently, with the possible exception of Field Marshal Lord Herbert Horatio Kitchener, Secretary of State for War in 1914, none of principal British generals clearly foresaw the scale and…

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