Outlook worsens at front



After three-and-a-half years, and no sign of an Allied breakthrough on the British front lines in France and Belgium, the outlook was worsening daily in January 1918.
Germany was able to bring hundreds of thousands of troops back to the Western Front following the collapse of Russia in the east and the negotiation of an armistice.
Shortage of new conscripts caused massive restructuring of the British forces, with infantry brigades reduced from four to three battalions. A brigade went from 4,000 to about 3,000 men at full strength, although few were ever more than three-quarters manned... read more

 
28 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 48
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