It was here that Staff officers routinely worked late into the night, weekends really did not exist, leave was intermittent, and those who worked here would have suffered from that additional sense of guilt about being away from the action. An important gap in the understanding of the administration of war is filled by Frank Fox's work in this book first published in 1920. The addition of the never generally published statistical summary of casualties, ammunition and supplies adds to the appreciation of Haig's achievement. Frank Fox was commissioned into the British Army at the age of 41, and back in France by December 1914.He suffered severe injuries during the Battle of the Somme, and spent a year recovering in hospital back in England. Yet still, he wanted to be back to the front,and succeeded in getting himself a job at Haig's HQ at Montreuil-sur-Mer. Includes "THE GAME BOOK" of unpublished statistics.
Frank Fox was commissioned into the British Army at the age of 41, and though he suffered severe injuries during the Battle of the Somme, he returned to the front as part of Haig's GHQ at Montreuil-sur-Mer.