The Donkeys, Paperback Book

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On 26 September 1915 twelve British battalions - a strength of almost 10,000 men - were ordered to attack German positions at Loos in north-east France.

In the three-and-a-half hours of the actual battle, they sustained 8,246 casualties.

The Germans suffered no casualties at all. The Donkeys is a study of the Western Front on 1915, a brilliant expose of a key stage of the Great War, when the opposing armies were locked in trench warfare.

Alan Clark scrutinizes the major battles of the year.

He casts a steady and revealing light on those in High Command - French, Rawlinson, Watson and Haig among them - whose orders resulted in the virtual destruction of the old professional British Army.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780712650359

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