Anthony Clayton investigates how the French army adjusted to the grim realities of warfare on the western front. He takes particular interest in the soldiers' morale; how, despite appalling lossers and dreadful privatisations, the ordinary soldiers fought on until 1917 when widespread muntinies paralysed the army. It fell to two remarkable soldiers, Marshals Petain and Foch, to restore the soldiers' faith and lead them to victory in 1918. 


Written by Anthony Clayton 

Paths of Glory, the French Army 1914-18