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Lions led by donkeys

Peter Anthony Thompson

Lions led by donkeys

showing how victory in the Great War was achieved by those who made the fewest mistakes.

by Peter Anthony Thompson

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Published by T. Werner Laurie in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 317p. :
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18606033M


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The landmark exposé of incompetent leadership on the Western Front - why the British troops were lions led by donkeys On 26 Septembertwelve British battalions a strength of alm men were ordered to attack German positions in France.

In the three-and-a-half hours of the battle, they sustained 8, casualties/5. Lions Led by Donkeys Hardcover – January 1, by P. Thompson (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating5/5(1). This sentiment was encapsulated in the phrase “lions led by donkeys”, a phrase that caught on following the publication of Alan Clark’s book The Donkeys.

Revisionist historians have challenged some of the assumptions made about General Haig. The Donkeys in the title are the British generals leading the British Expeditionary Force in The German staff noted that the Lions led by donkeys book soldiers fought like lions--but were led by donkeys.

The author--writing in Lions led by donkeys book late s and early s--asserted that failures in British generalship caused the destruction of the professional British army in the summer and fall of culminating in the Battle of Loos/5(37). They were, supposedly, 'donkeys': moustachioed incompetents who sent the 'lions' of the Poor Bloody Infantry to their deaths in futile battles.

Many popular books, films and television programmes. Lions led by donkeys book “Lions led by donkeys”, was how the German soldiers referred to their British counterpart. Ever since the end of WW1 in which was won by the British allies against the Germans it has been hugely debated whether the phrase ‘Lions Led by Donkeys’ is correct.

The commanders were 'donkeys'. They were incompetent and didn't take care of their soldiers, the 'lions'. They sat in safety behind the lines while. A description of the British soldiers of WWI. It is widely thought that the British infantry of WWI (the lions) were consistently sent to their deaths by their incompetent and out-of-touch generals (the donkeys).

The British politician Alan Clark alluded to this when he wrote a history of the war entitled The Donkeys. A study of the Western Front inthis book is a stinging Lions led by donkeys book of incompetent generalship.

The author explores the truth of the observation that British troops were "lions led by donkeys Reviews: 1. The landmark exposé of incompetent leadership on the Western Lions led by donkeys book - why the British troops were lions led by donkeys On 26 Septembertwelve British battalions – 4/5(1).

Alan Clark’s The Donkeys (Hutchinson, 25s) takes its title from the following exchange: Ludendorff: “The English fight like lions.” Lions led by donkeys book “But don’t we know that they are lions led. Led By Donkeys. likes 33, talking about this. Community/5. “Lions led by donkeys” is a phrase carried out by the generations following the Great War explain the roles both soldiers and officers played in securing the victory to the Allies.

The soldiers in the content were the lions led by Lions led by donkeys book donkeys who were the officers of that time. Led By Donkeys, from left: James Sadri, Oliver Knowles, Will Rose and Ben Stewart in the Birdcage pub, north London. Photograph: Andy Hall/The Observer.

T he Birdcage pub in Stoke Newington, north Author: Harriet Sherwood. Lions, Donkeys And Dinosaurs: Waste and Blundering in the Military by Page, Lewis () Paperback. The view of the war of "lions led by donkeys" - brave Tommies led by asinine generals - is largely the product of a year-old play and film Oh.

What A Lovely War, a huge hit that taught Britain Author: Robert Gore-Langton. How accurate is this assessment of the British army on the western front in the First World War. The statement ‘lions led by donkeys’ means that there were brave soldiers led by incompetent generals.

The statement blames the generals for the number of. Lions led by donkeys by Peter Anthony Thompson; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: World War,   The donkeys - Alan Clark A study of British High Command during World War I on the Western front inexploring the truth of the observation that British troops were "lions led by donkeys".

Written by Alan Clark, a former Tory MP, we reject his political perspective but reproduce this book for reference. Lions Led by Donkeys: How to Make the Real Economy Work This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. I admit I have never read The r, the focus of criticism has for a long time been that Clark, son of the better-regarded Sir Kenneth, and now remembered chiefly for the controversial diaries covering his career as a Tory MP, "made up" the quotation "Lions led by donkeys" from which he took the title of his book on the First World : Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship.

This supports the view that lions were led by donkeys because it suggests that George Coppard’s ‘brave’ friends were killed by General Haig wrongly ordering them to go over the top and carry on advancing even though they were being mowed down by the enemy.

Sources from textbook: Haig wrote just before the Battle of Somme,   The University of Birmingham, Centre for War Studies’ ‘Lions led by donkeys’ project has estimated that at least 1, officers with the rank of brigadier general or above served on the Western Front during the First World War, and at least 58 of these were killed in action or died due to wounds sustained during fighting.

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The landmark exposé of incompetent leadership on the Western Front - why the British troops were lions led by donkeys On 26 Septembertwelve British battalions – a strength of alm men – were ordered to attack German positions in France. In the three-and-a-half hours of the battle, they sustained 8, casualties.

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Lions Led By Donkeys. I'd like to point out that there is no evidence that the phrase 'Lions lead by donkeys' was ever used contemporaneously, and appears to have been fabricated by Alan Clarke in the 's and Fussel's book is very much a "lions led by donkeys" sort of thing, so if you can track that down that's probably another great.

1 Lions Led By Donkeys. This is an article by Professor Peter Simkin, challenging the idea that Great War generals were incompetent. 2 Lions Led By Donkeys. This is a similar article to the one above and is by Dr Gary Sheffield, another leading WW1 historian.

Lions led by donkeys. In 'Lions led by donkeys' Lions led by donkeys; Surnames beginning 'A' And probably familiar with the reputations of many of them as ‘donkeys’ who sent their lion-hearted men to brutal deaths on squalid battlefields, the state of which they were culpably ignorant and from whose deprivations they were comfortably.

The landmark exposé of incompetent leadership on the Western Front - why the British troops were lions led by donkeys. On 26 Septembertwelve British battalions – a strength of alm men – were ordered to attack German positions in France/5(45). They are lions led by donkeys." The phrase Lions Led by Donkeys was used as a title for a book published in by Captain P.A.

Thompson. The subtitle of this book was "Showing how victory in the Great War was achieved by those who made the fewest mistakes." Alan Clark based the title of his book "The Donkeys" () on the phrase.

He was also the author of a book, The Donkeys, which was a history of the British General Staff in the First World War. The title came from a famous comment that.

Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs is a non-fiction book by Lewis Page criticising the British Armed Forces for waste and incompetence. in The Independent stated the book deserved to be a best-seller, Lions led by donkeys; References This United Kingdom military article is Genre: Military science.

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Loading Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested. Irish doctor defends Haig Lloyd-George’s memoirs did more than anyone else to foment the belief that the British Tommies were ‘lions led by donkeys’ and the biggest donkey of Author: Ronan Mcgreevy.

He also argues that the legend of “lions led by donkeys” regarding the armies, particularly of the British, is unfair. Instead he argues that the generals when confronted with the new challenges of industrialised warfare learned to develop new and effective tactics and operational approaches.

Well given that the "Lions led by donkey's" view is so popular, it's difficult to come out and argue that there wasn't a process of experimentation in place. Obviously it was an expensive one in terms of human lives lost, and this is where the ease of labelling the commanders as donkey's comes from.

The question "were the British soldiers 'Lions led by Donkeys?'" has been an ongoing debate since the end of the war. A war which is dominated by images of bloody battles such as the Somme and Passchendaele - futile frontal attacks against the machine guns.

There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the troops were 'lions led by donkeys'. History pdf those men as ‘lions led by donkeys’. Heroes betrayed by blundering and unimaginative leaders.

We are not – thank God – at war on that scale now, but in economic terms we are deep in our own version of trench warfare and .It’s thoroughly false. For evidence, consider that in the British Army on the Western front rode to the railhead by train, then marched on foot to the front. Infantry wore cloth caps, were armed with bolt-action rifles with perhaps two machin.

This saying was supposed to have come from senior German commanders ebook brave British soldiers led by incompetent old toffs from their chateaux.

In fact the incident was made up by historian Alan Clark. During the war more than generals.