Reporting the First World War : Charles Repington, the times and the Great War / A.J.A. Morris, University of Ulster
- Morris, A. J. A.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xv, 395 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Years of Preparation, 1903-1914: 1. A new profession; 2. Kitchener's champion; 3. Esher's War Office reforms; 4. Arnold Forster lays the foundation for the General Staff; 5. Anglo-French military conversations; 6. Finding suitable generals; 7. Invasion; 8. Repington helps Haldane; 9. Conscription; 10. Northcliffe and The Times, Repington and the Army Review; 11. The Curragh incident; 12. Are the army and navy prepared for war?; Part II. The War Years, 1914-1918: 13. The 1915 shells scandal; 14. How do we secure the necessary troops?; 15. Changing the Old Guard; 16. The Somme; 17. Repington leaves The Times; 18. At odds with DORA; 19. Repington discredited; 20. A consummation devoutly to be wished; Part III. After the War, 1918-1925: 21. Peace poses its own problems, 1918-1920; 22. Last post, 1920-1925; 23. A fractured reputation.
- Charles Repington was Britain's most influential military correspondent during the first two decades of the twentieth century. From 1914 to 1918, Repington's commentary in The Times, 'The War Day by Day', was read and discussed by opinion-shapers and decision-makers worldwide who sought to better understand the momentous events happening around them, and his subsequently published diaries offered a compelling portrait of England's governing class at war. This is the first major study of Repington's life and career from the Boer War to the end of the Great War. A. J. A. Morris presents unique insights into the conduct of the First World War and into leading figures in the British high command: French, Haig, Robertson, Wilson. The book offers modern readers a rewardingly fresh understanding of the conflict, and will appeal to scholars of the First World War and British political and military history of the period.
- 9781316226599 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Dec 2015).
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