Paths of Glory: The French Army, 1914-18 (review)

  title={Paths of Glory: The French Army, 1914-18 (review)},
  author={Roy A. Prete},
  journal={The Journal of Military History},
  pages={249 - 250}
  • Roy A. Prete
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • The Journal of Military History
ideological or mythic aspects of citizen service in war, on the one hand, and the administrative requirements of raising armies adequate for particular purposes on the other. Convincingly, if unsurprisingly, the authors all conclude that myth and reality rarely coincided, and for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the technological dimension is missing in much of this book: the levée en masse requires, after all, ways of war in which weapons can be mass-produced and soldiers trained with them… Expand
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