Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXLVIII

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Nivelle Offensive, Part IV
May-June 1917: The French Army mutinied—Its morale shattered by the failure of Nivelle's promises to end the war within forty-eight hours & over 5% of military-aged French males (from the whole populace) having already been killed in three years of war, twenty-one divisions mutinied by the end of May; the offensive was halted (9 May); & General Nivelle was relieved of his command (15 May).

Lest we forget.

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