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           Richard Holmes
 
Doust, Driver Len 524

  Dove, Capt. T. 58

  Downs, Capt. W.O., 606

  Doyle, Father Willie 155, 506

  Drapeau Blanc, Le, Rouen 596

  Draycott, L/Cpl 601

  Dreyfus affair 25

  Drinkwater, Father Francis 513, 516

  Driver, Arthur 612

  drunkenness 102, 115–16, 329, 330, 332–4, 420, 563, 570

  Drury, Lt W. 421–2

  Dublin 117, 153, 538 Dump, The 607, 609

  Dunbar, Pte William 565

  Dunham, Frank 254, 256, 262, 296, 299, 300, 349, 459, 469, 471–2, 475, 496, 545, 620

  Dunham, Pte (Lt. Vaughan’s batman) 62, 360

  Dunn, Capt. James 19, 87, 88, 91, 177, 203–4, 307, 313, 318, 358, 374, 375, 387, 392–3, 402, 403, 422, 423, 426, 498, 527, 584, 592

  Dunnington-Jefferson, Lt Col 587

  Durrant, Sgt A.S. 83

  Dyett, Sub-Lt Edwin 566

  Eagle and Child public house, Oxford 596

  Eachus, Spr Stapleton Tench 20

  Easter Rising (1916) 629

  Eastern Front 55

  Easterners school of strategic policy xix-xx

  Easton, Corporal Harry 449

  Eastwood, Pte 508

  Eberle, Lt V. F. 349–50, 428, 545

  Edge, Pte 289, 307

  Edmonds, Sir James xxiv, 47, 180, 182–3, 209, 210, 218, 457, 496

  Edward VII, King 118, 130, 215, 280

  Edward VIII, King, later Duke of Windsor (as Prince of Wales) 78

  Edwards, Lt Col F. M. 436

  Edwards, Lionel 216

  Egypt 84, 560

  El Kantara 87

  Eldridge, Lady 79

  Elison, Lt 263

  Ellenberger, Lt G. F. 16

  Elles, Brig. Gen. Hugh 64, 428

  Ellison, Gen. Sir Gerald 107

  Elouges, battle of (1914) 197, 438

  English Channel 479

  Epagnette 20

  Epehy 414

  Equihen, Boulogne 604

  Eric, Maj. 577

  Errard de Bar le Due, Jean 194

  Esher, Lord 53, 106, 107, 137

  Essex Farm (Ypres) 300, 477

  estaminets 594–5, 600

  Etaples xxiv, 4, 7, 90, 91, 191, 194, 207, 336, 340, 346, 390, 481

  mutiny (1917) 347–8, 571

  Eton College 86, 134

  Etonians 601–2

  Evans, 2nd Lt (later Capt. )Lloyd 88, 625

  Excellent, HMS (naval gunnery school, Whale Island) 114

  Fagan, Brig. Gen. 279

  Falkenhayn, Gen. Erich von 39, 48

  Falls, Capt. Cyril xvii, xviii

  Fampoux 456

  Fanshawe, Lt. Gen. E. A. 222

  Fanshawe, Lt Gen. G. D. H. 222, 234

  Farmer, Pte Sidney 76–7

  Farrer, Reginald 271

  Faulks, Sebastian xvii

  Fawcett, Col. Percy 184

  Feetham, Edward 213

  Feilding, Capt. the Hon. Henry 78

  Feilding, Rollo (later Lt Col Viscount Feilding) 78

  Feilding, Lt. Col. Rowland 16, 78, 92, 184–6, 187, 204, 211, 222, 257, 279, 354, 382, 392, 408, 519, 547, 559, 560–61, 565, 579, 585, 586, 600–601, 604

  Festubert 35–6, 95, 247–8, 400, 457, 498

  Feuerbach, Sergeant 411

  Feversham, Lt Col Charles, Earl of 627

  Field Service Pocket Book 245

  Field Service Regulations 245, 379, 404

  Fielder, Sgt Bert 528

  Fielding, Maj. Gen. G. 505

  Fields, Fanny 497

  Fifth Gloster Gazette, The 605–8, 610

  Fisher, Acting L/Bdr. 417

  Fisher, Admiral of the Fleet, Lord 35

  Fisher, Corporal (later Sgt) Will 95–7, 452, 617

  FitzGerald, Captain 445

  Flanders 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 39, 49, 53–4, 56, 64, 213, 227, 228, 246, 249, 274, 325, 426

  flash-spotting 64, 184, 452

  Flat Iron Copse Cemetery 46, 152

  Flers 256, 445, 627

  Flers-Courcelette, battle of (1916) 44–5, 582

  Flesquieres 65

  Fleury 24

  Flook, Private 359–60

  Foakes, L/Cpl H. 53

  Foch, General Ferdinand

  and Allied counterattack (8 August 1918) 69

  becomes Allied supreme commander (1918) 30

  at Doullens conference (1918) 67

  French divisions replace exhausted British ones 68

  personality 67

  Tout le monde a la bataille 71

  Folkestone 123, 610

  food 314–26, 493, 601

  parcels 323–6

  prices xxv, 323, 594–5

  Fort Douaumont 49

  Fortnum and Mason 325

  Fortune, Pte George 99, 319, 573

  Foulkes, Brig. Gen., Charles 419, 420, 425

  Fovant camp (Salisbury) 619

  Fowke, Brig. Gen. George 457

  France

  British, Dominion and Empire

  casualties 13–14

  defensive plans 26–7

  French attitude to the British troops 337–8, 339

  Kitchener on the German lines xix

  military accord with Russia (1892) 25–6, 27

  offensive plans 27

  Schlieffen’s proposals 27–8

  territorials in 136

  Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) 22, 25, 27. 135

  Franglais 495–6

  Frankau, Capt. Gilbert 606

  Franks, Lt Col George 447–8

  Franz Ferdinand, Archduke 28

  Fraser, Pte Evan 454

  fraternisation 544–5

  French, Pte Anthony 147, 312, 341–2, 352, 472–3, 515, 534–5, 589–90

  French, Field Marshal Sir John 146, 212

  adjutant of the Northumberland Hussars 128

  battle of Aubers Ridge 35

  battle of Loos 36

  borrows money from Haig (1899) xxv

  British G-in-C on the Western Front xix, 183

  considers sacking Rawlinson 216

  at first Ypres 279

  and general staff 224–5

  intrigues against Haig 215

  Kitchener’s instructions 29

  meeting with Joffre 36

  meeting with Kitchener 32

  and Le Cateau 33–4

  at Mons 31

  opinion of Smith-Dorrien 214–15

  proposes to regroup 31–2

  relationship with Winifred Bennett ao(

  replaced by Haig (1915) xix, 29, 38, 215

  route into the army 123

  in St-Omer 193

  French Army 105

  1st Army 55, 56

  5th Army 19o

  6th Army 43, 68, 278

  ‘Plan 17’ 27, 28, 30

  attacks in the last months of the war 71

  bands and colour parties 498

  battle of Loos 36

  and bayonets 385

  cavalry 436–7

  conscription 25, 103

  forward trenches 278

  horses 163

  major losses 30

  modernised 25, 26

  mutiny in (1917) 30, 53

  organisation 182–3, l94

  and religion 519

  size of 103

  songs 499

  Freshwater, Gunner 417

  Fricourt (Somme) 40, 45, 46, 274, 281, 282, 370, 521, 549, 584

  Friedensturm (Peace Offensive) 68

  Fromelles 544

  Fryell, Brig. Gen. 237

  Fuller, Maj. Gen. J. F. C. 64, 233

  Fuller, J. G.: Troop Morale and Popular Culture xxii

  fuses 401–2, 409

  Fussell, Paul xxiv

  Fussell, Paul, The Great War and Modern Memory xvii-xviii

  Gaffikin, Maj. George 333–4

  Gale, 2nd Lt Richard 532

  Gallipoli xix, xx, 14, 35, 43, 97, 128, 145, 194, 198, 585

  Gardiner, Corporal 300

  Garr
od, Private R. G. 109, 110, 162–3, 449

  Garvey, Pte Joseph 99, log, 110

  gas 35, 36, 52, 247, 256–7, 369, 409, 417, 418–26, 427, 430, 457, 459, 513–550

  Gascons 52

  Gaskell, 2nd Lt C. H. 141, 327, 590

  Gater, Brig. Gen. George 207, 208

  Gays, Ernie 299

  Gedye, Lt 606

  Gee, Gunner 612

  Gelliband, Maj. Gen. John 195

  general staff 224–42

  instituted 224

  Army Training Directorate 107

  Staff Duties Directorate 107

  Military Operations Directorate 107

  staff college 224, 225

  blue ribbon campaign 224, 225

  French on 224–5

  chiefs of staff 225

  uniform 225–6

  headquarters 226, 227–8

  corps 226–7, 233–4

  messes 228–30

  divisional commander 229–30

  divisional chief of staff (GSO 1) 230

  ‘rule of differents’ 231–2

  brigades 235–8

  safe and predictable staff jobs 238–9

  working hours 239–40

  awareness of front-line conditions 240–42

  George, Pte E. 629

  George V, King 32, 50, 630

  German Army 105

  1st Army 28

  2nd Army 28

  3rd Army 28

  54th Division 429

  Guard Cavalry Division 438

  26th Infantry Regiment 37

  44th Infantry Regiment 55

  57th Regiment 542

  108th Field Artillery Regiment 430

  224th Bavarian Reserve Regiment 382

  artillery 274, 305, 405, 429–30, 545

  atrocities by 550–51

  and bayonets 382, 385

  ‘black day of the German army’ (August 8th 1918) 70, 431

  blockhouses 261–2

  bombardment of communication trenches 255

  brigades 176

  British attitude towards 536, 538

  casualties 47, 55, 69

  cavalry 437, 438

  conscription 103, 536

  defends in ever-increasing depth 278

  defensive strategy 34–5

  Forward, Battle and Rearward Zones 278

  front line at Vimy Ridge 269

  gas, use of 35, 36, 52, 247, 418, 419, 423–6

  general staff 224

  guns 411

  Haig on xix

  High Wood counterattack 204

  horses 163

  infantry 385, 448, 537

  machine-gun companies 389

  mining 457, 462

  Neuve Chapelle 34

  ‘pampered’ storm-troops 182

  as prisoners 541–2, 550–54

  quantitative and qualitative superiority 65

  retreat to the Hindenburg Line 50–51, 52, 258

  senior NCOs 536–7

  size of 103

  snipers 295–6

  songs 499

  spring offensives (1918) 30, 60, 65–9, 93, 213, 215, 274, 279, 405, 413–14, 430, 478

  ‘storm-troop’ tactics 65

  trench system 277

  troops moved westward 50, 65

  at Verdun 39, 42, 43

  weakened by the Somme 47, 49

  German Navy: submarine warfare 49, 54, 69

  German Official History 70

  Germany

  Alsace and Lorraine ceded to 25

  Army of Occupation in 617–18

  consequence of a German victory 28–9

  effects of blockade on 69

  and Franco-Russian alliance 27

  mobilisation and entry into Belgium (1914) 28

  Schlieffen’s proposals 27–8

  Gheluvelt Plateau 55, 56

  Ghissignies 551

  GHQ

  adjutant general’s (A) branch 91

  armistice 615

  and campaign plans 233

  and corps 182

  clearing-out of 190

  controls British military effort in France 189

  general staff (G) branch 191

  and generals’ sackings 222

  intelligence staff 587

  medical services 468

  military secretary’s department (MS) 191–2, 203

  moved from St-Omer to Montreuil 39, 193–4

  and officer promotion 199

  quartermaster general’s (Q) branch 191

  reports and returns 186–7

  tensions with army headquarters 56

  Topographical Section (‘Maps GHQ’) 453

  transfer of brigades 176

  Gibbs, Capt. Stormont 537, 585

  Gibbs, Philip 50, 240, 465

  Gibraltar Farm 527

  Giffard, 2nd Lt W. E. 531

  Giffard, Maj. Eddie 615

  Giles, Pte Reginald 76

  Ginchy, battle of (1916) 383

  Ginchy crossroads 291

  Ginchy Ridge 310

  Ginns, Corporal Ronald 321, 419–20

  Gittins, 2nd Lt Herbert 196

  Givenchy 36

  Gladden, Pte Norman 92, 425, 471, 539, 573, 579, 604–5

  Glasgow 97, 101, 102, 131, 148, 324, 349

  Gleeson, Father Francis 519

  Gleichen, Maj. Gen. Count (later Lord Edward Gleichen) 338, 545

  Glencorse Wood 271, 377

  Gliddon, Gerald 626 Gloucester Castle, SS (hospital ship) 480

  Glubb, 2nd Lt John 267, 452

  Godbert’s restaurant, Amiens 592

  Godsell, 2nd Lt Kenneth 436–7

  Goldsmith, Maj. Frank, MP 128

  Gommecourt 40, 41, 46, 230, 476

  Goodban, Pte Monty 375

  Goodlad, Pte Alf 629

  Goodwillie, Sgt 574

  Gordon, Capt. 157

  Gordon, 2nd Lt Huntley 178, 261–2, 271, 301, 374, 493, 522–3, 624

  Gordon-Lennox, Maj. Lord Bernard 78

  Gore, Gunner J. W. 66–7

  Gosling, Brig. Gen. Charles 220

  Gough, Lt Gen. Sir Hubert 40, 41, 54, 56–57, 59–69, 152, 209, 210, 215, 233

  Gough, Brig. Gen. Johnnie 523

  Gouzeaucourt 65, 503, 582

  Gowk, Maj. Archie 121

  Graham, Pte Stephen 71, 79, 493, 507, 531. 535. 548, 552, 605, 618

  Gravelines 21

  Graves Registration Commission 628

  Graves, Capt. Robert xix, xxiv, 89, 182, 196, 202, 203, 293, 296, 301, 308, 311, 329, 344–5, 355–371, 382, 383, 419, 5l4, 522, 528, 596, 617

  Goodbye to All That 179

  Gray, Pte Frank 572

  Greenwell, Capt. Graham 141, 367, 543, 550, 619, 623

  grenades 380–81, 385–9, 394

  cricket ball 386–7

  gas 423

  ignition 387–8

  Ball 387

  Battye 387

  Hand Grenades Nos 7–9

  Oval 387

  Picher 387

  jam-tin 385–6, 387

  mechanical 387, 388

  Hand Grenade No.12 (‘Hairbrush pattern’) 388

  Mills Hand Grenade No.5 (‘pineapple’) 8, 388, 389

  percussion 387

  Hand Grenades Nos 1 and 2 387

  potato-masher 389

  rifle 369, 389

  No.3 (Hale’s) 389

  smoke 427 ‘toffee apple1 369

  Grey, Sir Edward 28–g

  Grierson, Lt Gen. Sir James 215

  Griffin, ex-Sgt, later archbishop of Westminster 506

  Griffith, Paddy xxii, 47

  Griffith, Pte Watcyn 151

  Griffith, Capt. Llewelyn Wyn 151–2, 217–18, 370, 544

  Grimshaw, Pte Raymond 372–3

  Groom, Pte W. H. A. 380, 524, 526–7, 579–80, 605

  Groser, Father John 516

  Groves, Capt. P. H. C. 132

  Guernsey, Capt. Lord 78

  Gueudecourt (Somme) 256, 445

  Guillemont 450, 473

 
battle of (1916) 45, 154, 204

  Guinness, Maj. Hon. Walter, MP 128, 193. 233, 235–6, 407, 409, 496, 564

  guns

  5.9–inch 411, 498

  6–pounder 430, 432

  8–inch 411

  9–inch naval 497

  9.2–inch 10, 498

  1l-inch 411

  13–pounder 399, 438

  18–pounder 10, 175, 371, 395, 398, 399, 404, 409, 410, 411, 438

  60–pounders 10, 175, 414

  75–mm field (soixante-quinze) 25

  77–mm field 9, 283, 429, 444

  Gurney, Pte Ivor 268

  Guy’s Hospital, London 98

  Gwynne, H. A. 510

  Gwynne, Llewellyn H., bishop of Khartoum 510, 511, 513

  Haber, Fritz 425

  Haber, Ludwig: The Poisonous Cloud 425

  Habnor Farm 63

  Haddock, Pte James 562

  Haig, Field Marshal Sir Douglas xviii, xx, xxi, 178, 188, 189, 198, 448, 469, 523, 580, 596

  and Allied counterattack (8 August 1918) 69

  battle of the Somme 40, 41, 43, 44

  and British Legion 631

  and Cambrai 233, 429, 430

  and the death sentence 567

  and Dominion troops, use of 180

  at Doullens conference 67

  Flanders offensive 53–4

  French intrigues against him 215

  French’s confidence in him 33

  and gas, use of 420

  and German submarines on the Flanders coast 49, 54

  gives Churchill command of a battalion 193

  and Gwynne 510

  Haldane’s military adviser 107

  hands over 1st Army to Monro 209

  insistent on the primacy of the Western

  Front 38

  and Kiggell 190, 191

  lavish grant to 620

  lends money to French (1899) xxv and Lloyd George 49

  meeting with gough 59

  meeting with Joffre 39

  and night attack on Somme 407

  and Nivelle 49, 50

  and Rawlinson 216, 222, 227

  and tank use 44

  and third Ypres 56, 60

  opinions on Haig 171, 172

  replaces French as G-in-C (1915) xix, 29.38. 215

  splits his headquarters 194

  Verdun 39

  warning to the government 66

  Haillicourt 502

  Haking, Lt Gen. Sir Richard 88

  Haldane, R. B. 79, 107, 128, 129–30, 133–135, 137

  Hale, Pte Alfred 96, 362, 492–3, 598, 619

  Halifax 99

  Hallidav, Sgt Maj. 87

  Hamel 46, 69

  Hamilton, Capt. 573, 582

  Hamilton, Maj. Gen. Hubert 212, 299

  Hamilton-Gordon, Lt Gen. Alexander 230

  Hanbury-Sparrow, Lt Col Alan 76, 115, 121, 292, 345, 348, 358, 366, 382, 425–6, 512–13, 532, 536, 549. 579–580, 604

  Hangard 630

  Hankey, Maurice 26, 45, 215, 225

  Happy Valley 152

  Harding, Corporal 447

  Harding of Petherton, Field Marshal the Lord 131

  Hardwidge, L/Cpl H. 46

  Hardwidge, Corporal T. 46

 
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