Rewriting the First World War

Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy 1914–1918

  • Authors
  • Andrew Suttie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 1-9
  3. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 10-25
  4. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 41-59
  5. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 60-77
  6. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 99-119
  7. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 152-178
  8. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 179-194
  9. Andrew Suttie
    Pages 195-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 204-282

About this book


This book assesses Lloyd George's attempt to shape the history of 1914-18 through his War Memoirs. His account of the British conduct of the war focused on the generals' incompetence, their obsession with the Western Front, and their refusal to consider alternatives to the costly trench warfare in France and Belgium. Yet as War Minister and Prime Minister Lloyd George presided over the bloody offensives of 1916-17, and had earlier taken a leading role in mobilising industrial resources to provide the weapons which made them possible. Rewriting the First World War examines how Lloyd George addressed this paradox.


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