Pyrrhic victory French strategy and operations in the Great War by Robert A. Doughty

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StatementRobert A. Doughty.
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Paginationxiii, 578 p. :
Number of Pages578
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Pyrrhic Victory is solidly founded on primary sources, culled both from archives and the volumes of the French official history.

Doughty provides an essay on sources rather than a conventional bibliography.”―Gary Sheffield, RUSI Journal “Pyrric Victory is a most useful contribution to our understanding of La République dans la Grande Cited by: In this masterful book, Robert Doughty explains how and why France assumed this role and offers new insights into French strategy and operational methods.

Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War Robert A. DOUGHTY, Robert A Doughty Limited preview - Pyrrhic Victory5/5(1). Final thoughts: A catchy title, but Peleliu was more “unnecessary slaughter” than “Pyrrhic victory”. The book didn’t try to draw the reader into the action; it was written more from an analytical rather than personal viewpoint/5(40).

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So far the books have been /5. “Pyrric Victory is a most useful contribution to our understanding of La République dans la Grande Guerre. ” —Nathan M. Greenfield, The Times Literary Supplement “ Doughty recognizes the high- short- and long-term costs of what he legitimately calls a Pyrrhic victory.

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Pyrrhic Victory is the first work to address comprehensively the strategic planning and the operational execution that shaped World War I. Doughty makes an eloquent case for the strength and flexibility of the French Third Republic as it confronted a mortal challenge. He brings an intellectual force and clarity of expression, as well as a gifted professional soldier's understanding of French Price: $ Pyrrhic Victory.

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As the driving force behind the Allied effort in World War I, France willingly shouldered the heaviest burden. In this masterful book, Robert Doughty explains how and why France assumed this role and offers new insights into French strategy and operational methods.

French leaders, favoring a multi-front strategy, believed the Allies could maintain pressure on several fronts around the. "Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone." From PLUTARCH, Lives, Pyrrhus, sec. 21 Footnote says: Pyrrhus ( BC), king of Epirus, refers to the dearly bought victory at Asculum, BC, hence the phrase Pyrrhic victory.

See also Herodotus ("Cadmean victory"). Pyrrhic victory: 1 n a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses Type of: triumph, victory a successful ending of a struggle or contest.

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Most learned men know of the term “Pyrrhic victory”, an achievement against so brutal a force that the success both advances and ruins oneself. Derived from Pyrrhus of Epirus, the voracious king of the most powerful state in the Greek world.

This is his story, of the man who seized every opportunity and lost everything. The Battle of Heraclea.

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Calling the ending a bummer is an understatement. Calling it a Pyrrhic victory would be very accurate. The Pyrrhic War ( BC) was a series of military conflicts involving the Greek states (Epirus, Macedonia and the city-states of Great Greece in Southern Italy), Romans, Italic peoples (primarily Samnites and Etruscans), and Carthage in the composition of various political alliances.

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Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War by Robert A. Doughty. Harvard University Press,pp. With the possible exception of Verdun, few Americans can name any of the major French campaigns of the First World War, despite the fact that the French army bore the brunt of the military effort in the West for most of the war.

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Pyrrhic army of Epirus. His name lives on with the phrase 'Pyrrhic victory'. This is a book I would highly recommend. The author has a good writing style and effectively deals with the limited sources in way that retains readability for the general reader.

Some rejoiced over this landmark victory, citing that justice had finally prevailed, while other embraced for the worst, believing that the outcome from the case was only a Pyrrhic victory.

This book aims to understand the effects of integration on the African American community and offers inspiration to those who want to change and build a. A Pyrrhic Victory is the result of a battle in which the side that won the victory suffers very badly in a way that makes the victory very damaging to the winning side.

A Pyrrhic victory may take place when the victorious army has lost a huge number of men or when the enemy army has reinforcements about to arrive which greatly outnumber the winning army and mean that the chances of a second.

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A fool's paradise. Bag and baggage. A drop in the bucket. All such phrases and idioms are a part and parcel of our daily language. A rare but significant phrase is a Pyrrhic victory. To learn more about this phrase, scroll below.

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In this masterful book, Robert Doughty explains how and why France assumed this role and offers new insights into French strategy and operational methods.

The phrases Pyrrhic victory and Cadmean victory can be thought as broadly synonymous, with the difference being so subtle that both can be applied to certain “victories” in which the winning side won a hollow victory.

According to Wiktionary, a Ca. In he went to Italy and defeated the Romans at Heraclea and Asculum, but suffered bitterly heavy losses.

The devastation led to his famous statement, “One more such victory and I am lost” — hence the term “Pyrrhic victory” for any victory so costly as to be ruinous. Pyrrhic Victory is relevant to the American armed forces today on several grounds.

First, it is the story of the development of methodical battle, which was largely a creation of General Petain (who comes across in this book as France’s most thoughtful general).

Pyrrhus, (born bce —diedArgos, Argolis), king of Hellenistic Epirus whose costly military successes against Macedonia and Rome gave rise to the phrase “Pyrrhic victory.” His Memoirs and books on the art of war were quoted and praised by many ancient authors, including Cicero.

Upon becoming ruler at the age of 12, Pyrrhus allied himself with Demetrius, son of Antigonus I. At the end of the battle, estimates of 6, Roman and 3, Epirote casualties left Pyrrhus in command of the field, but again at great cost.

It is the result of Ausculum where the term "Pyrrhic Victory" is attributed. According to Plutarch, when congratulated on his victory, Pyrrhus replied "that one other such (victory) would utterly undo him.".

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By Robert y. Belknap Press,pp. Publication Date: Ma Definition of the Pyrrhic victory in the Idioms Dictionary. the Pyrrhic victory phrase. What does the Pyrrhic victory expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.

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