Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I
Veteran journalist and author Joseph C. Goulden offers a review in the Washington Times of Nick Lloyd's Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I.
By the spring of 1918, both sides in World War I were reeling, with a “final chance” German offensive only adding to the hundreds of thousands of casualties already suffered on the battlefield. The defeat started serious discussions among German officials that perhaps it was time to sue for an end to the deadlocked war.
The allied armies, similarly battered, managed to muster enough strength to launch their own attempt to win the war, in what historians now call the Hundred Days Offensive. However, unlike the Germans, whose manpower pool for replacements had essentially gone dry, the Allies could rely upon the resources of a late entrant to the war, the United States military.
You can read the rest of the review via the below link: