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'Ambushed by victory': allied strategy on how to win the First World War

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This study examines the Allied notion of victory and how it was expressed in the depth of Allied strategic planning in 1918 for a campaign in 1919. Using the Supreme War Council (SWC) as a lens this study's arguments are threefold.

The first is that, with the creation of the SWC, the Allies pursued a notion of victory that was focused on a decisive military defeat of the German army. Their timeline to victory over the enemy was affected by their perception of the enemy’s strength, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:291b48be-9001-4433-ace8-4b611a91fec3
Local pid:
ora:11710

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