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Winning the war

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

At the War Cabinet, David Lloyd George outlined what he regarded as the four alternative policies for Britain with respect to World War I. First was concentration of the entire British forces on the ... More


The War Policy Committee and the Origins of the Flanders Offensive

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

In early June 1917 the War Cabinet established the War Policy Committee to weigh up Britain's strategic options in the light of the crises in France and Russia, Britain's own economic and manpower ... More


The Campaign of 1919

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

In December 1917, such was the scope of the German victory in Russia, that the War Cabinet had agreed that Britain and its partners would not be able to defeat Germany until 1919. In the ensuing ... More


Coalition warfare

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The novel experience of ‘total war’, which had such important domestic ramifications, was accompanied on an international level by a closer wartime alliance than Britain had ever had in the past. ... More


The Imperial Navy and the Way to Peace

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter describes the final War Cabinet of Imperial Japan. It examines the political difficulties of the Koiso–Yonai govemment, the impact of the Emperor and Marquis Kido, ... More


The British Peace Offensive, December 1917–March 1918

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The possibility of Britain negotiating a separate peace with Germany's allies was a chimera. The negotiations of December 1917 and March 1918 demonstrated that the Foreign Office's scepticism was ... More


Limited War and the Search for a Compromise Peace, September 1939–May 1940

Scott Newton

in Profits of Peace: The Political Economy of Anglo-German Appeasement

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202127
eISBN:
9780191675164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202127.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The outbreak of war was followed by a flurry of activity on the part of the government. For several months the civil service had been preparing plans for the establishment of a wartime ... More


Britain, France, and Italy Agree to Try the Kaiser

William A. Schabas

in The Trial of the Kaiser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198833857
eISBN:
9780191872440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833857.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Attorney General, F. E. Smith, persuades an initially uncertain Imperial War Cabinet of the wisdom of putting Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial. When Georges Clemenceau and Vittorio Orlando meet David ... More


The Integrity of the Advisory Committee

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The threat to the integrity of Norman Birkett's committee stemmed from the War Cabinet decision of May 22. Until then the committee evaluated the threat to security posed by individuals; there had to ... More


The National Health Service In England: Some facts about general practice

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter considers the various reasons which help to determine whether the record of the Health Service is one of progress and success. Some of the more important ones become explicable only when ... More


The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Ross M. Martin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239444
eISBN:
9781846313455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313455
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the story of a nine-year-old cotton weaver who went on to carve out two extraordinary careers for himself. In the first, David Shackleton became a truly dominating presence in the ... More


The Operational Legacy of the Falklands War

Julian Thompson

in The Art of Creating Power: Freedman on Strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190851163
eISBN:
9780190872601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851163.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the operational legacy of the Falklands War through the lens of organizational and operational innovations. It takes Freedman’s official history of the conflict, and its ... More


India’s Fateful Hour

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0021
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The chapter opens with the assassination of Sir Michael O’Dwyer in London and Sir William’s lucky escape. He joins a Ministry of Supply Mission that travels out to stimulate the manufacture of ... More


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