’[ 46][ 46] Ibid. , p. 160;182. ...suite Repeatedly the complaint went up that Britain, in order to defeat Prussianism, had adopted Prussian methods.veste moncler homme
[ 47][ 47] Ibid. , p. 160;174, 181. ...suite 38 The Army meanwhile sought to maintain the fighting spirit of soldiers by depicting the enemy as an Asiatic ‘Hun’, and in the heat of battle some soldiers behaved with extreme brutality.doudoune sans manche hommeYet perhaps two-thirds of front-line soldiers participated in an unofficial truce in the first Christmas of the war and many of them joined in singing carols and playing football with their German opponents.[ 48][ 48] Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett, 1914-18: The Great War and...suite The British High Command saw to it that this did not happen again. Yet officers, drawn largely from the middle classes, seldom displayed anything but regret at the need to fight the Germans.[ 49][ 49] Attitudes of enlisted men were not greatly different.sac cartouche vanessa bruno
The...suite Indeed, in many cases the carnage had the effect of increasing their hostility towards the French rather than the Germans. This displacement was also evident among upper-class officers, including Field-Marshal Haig, commander of the British forces, whose diary is replete with hostile references to the French. Historians usually put this down to frustration at co-ordinating operations with his French allies and competition for scarce resources.[ 50][ 50] William Philpott, ‘Haig and Britain’s European Allies’,.