British Commonwealth of Nations: Fables in History

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

The Director of Military Operations of the Imperial British General Staff was, from 1915 to 1918, Major General Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, who may certainly be assumed to know as much about the War as any man alive. Recently this great soldier and tactician picked up and read two fat volumes† about the War from the sale of which Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill is drawing considerable pelf. As he read. Sir Frederick apparently began to experience a sense of scorn. Here were errors of fact, sloppiness,...

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