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Sir John French (1852-1925)Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Sir John French (1852-1925)

Description: Commander-in-chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during World War I, John Denton Pinkstone French (September 28, 1852-May 22, 1925). French, although he had risen to the rank of field marshal, was an indecisive military leader with an uneven temper. He distrusted his most reliable subordinates and stubbornly refused to listen to good advice. He was at loggerheads with the brilliant Field Marshal Lord Herbert Kitchener (June 24, 1850-June 5, 1916), who urged French to concentrate his forces at Amiens, rather than Mons, at the beginning of WWI, telling French that he was depending upon Belgium defenses that would quickly collapse, but French anchored his forces at Mons and Kitchener’s predictions proved accurate, where French had to retreat to the Amiens area. Throughout 1914 and most of 1915, French’s strategies and tactics resulted in great losses of British troops as he committed his forces to defensive trench warfare and seldom initiated any offensive operations, while seldom cooperating with his French allies. He was replaced in December 1915 by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (June 19, 1861-January 29, 1928), a similarly uninspired and limited military leader, who adopted the same kind defensive trench warfare that led to the loss of hundreds of thousands of British troops, squandering a generation of young men in the Battle of the Somme (July 1, 1916-November 18, 1916) with more than 620,000 Allied casualties, and the Third Battle of Ypres (Battle of Passchendaele; July 31, 1917-November 6, 1917) with between 200,000 and 440,000 Allied casualties.

Category: World War I

Keywords: WWI, World War I, First World War, Great War, Knights, British Field Marshals, British generals, British military officers, military leaders, horses

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 2400 x 3571 (8.57 MPixels) (1.49)

Print Size: 20.3 x 30.2 cm; 8.0 x 11.9 inches

File Size: 24.55 MB (25,740,768 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000048422

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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