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ROBERTSON (Field Marshal Sir William, GCB, GCMG, KCVO, DSO) Soldiers & Statesmen 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xvi+333 & ix+327pp., 8 plates. VG in dws. Cassell. 1926  #56625
[HLMainPic] Mostly concerns the middle part of the war when author was Chief of the Imperial General Staff, including discussion of the Easterners v. Westerners debate & "of his efforts to teach statesmen that armies require food, which in turn requires ships & rail or road transport. Some will think, however, that Sir William reveals a certain inelasticity of thought & of temper which to a small extent justified the impatience of the statesmen while being instructed." - Falls (awarding a coveted star). Orig. black cloth, gilt, near fine in dws & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £70




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