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The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918$
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David French

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.001.0001

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Victory in 1918 or 1919?

Victory in 1918 or 1919?

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(p.171) 7 Victory in 1918 or 1919?
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The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918
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David French

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0008

The implication of the War Cabinet's rejection of the Kühlmann peace offer, Russia's collapse, the weakened state of the French and Italian armies, Haig's failure, and the slow arrival of American troops in France, was that the war would continue into 1919 and perhaps beyond. The British therefore had to refrain from squandering their dwindling manpower resources in another futile offensive in France in 1918, for fear that otherwise they would have too few troops left at the end of the war to dictate the peace settlement. In December 1917 Lloyd George had three objectives: to persuade his own colleagues to accept this new programme and timetable for victory, to persuade Britain's partners to accept it, and to persuade the British people that it was worthwhile continuing the war to achieve it.

Keywords:   First World War, Lloyd George, British policy, military policy, peace settlement

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