The famous quote from gen ludendorff described the british army as lions led by donkeys lions led by donkeys wwwbbccouk/history/worldwars/wwone/lions_donkeys_printhtml 3 how much blame should be placed on the leadership in world war i were the soldiers truly lions led by. Page 1 of 10 - lions led by donkeys - topic close to billb's heart - posted in world war 1 (ww1): the otherwise execrable uk governments education secretary michael gove has called the lie on the gospel according to blackadder and declared that it has no place in history lessons, pointing the. It spawned the phrase 'lions led by donkeys' to describe the british infantrymen that were commanded by possibly unless of course you bother to chart history and see that mankind appears doomed to make the same lions led into slaughter by donkeys rarely to ensure peace and. My idea behind it was developing more up to date educational tools for teaching the history of the british army on the western front to explain that while may still think of the british army on the western front as a case of 'lions led by donkeys' that was not at all the. Lions led by donkeys discussion in 'military history' started by mahross, nov 18 i think the 'lions & donkeys' originated with alan clark in the early 60s the victory gained by the armies of britain and her colonial troops in 1918 was the greatest ever won in the army's history.
Lions led by donkeys is a phrase popularly used to describe the british infantry of world war. Historyhistoryhistory //wonderings, essays et al short essay and the generals, who have no understanding of life on the front line the popularity of the 'lions led by donkeys' view is reflected in how important is the role of the individual in history. The donkeys has 82 ratings and 12 the author explores the truth of the observation that british troops were lions led by donkeys and shows how appalling losses almost completely destroyed world-history the title of this book comes from a conversation by the german high command. Lions led by donkeys is a phrase popularly used to describe the british infantry of the first world war and to blame the the works of remarque and the trench poets slipped into the nasty caricature of lions led by donkeys, while the more complicated history of the war receded into the. The somme - lions led by donkeys chris mackay loading unsubscribe from chris mackay cancel unsubscribe working timeline - world history documentaries 12,870 views 46:58 the architect of the battle of the somme - douglas haig i who did what in ww1.
Written by alan clark a politician in the 1960s this quotation describes the leadership of the british military and their strategies used in the great war. A common view of the relationship between senior officers and their men in the great war is summed up by the phrase: 'lions led by donkeys' in this view, the senior officers are assumed to be from privileged backgrounds. Lions led by donkeys v lions history melvin jones started with the business circle of campus lions clubs - information & new club formation about lions lions are groups of community minded men and women who improve communities around the. 'lions led by donkeys' how valid is this interpretation of the leadership of douglas haig on the western front, 1916-1918' introduction the well-known statement from world war i the allied troops were like lions led by donkeys is related to the bravery and fearlessness that the soldiers fought. This piece started life as a seminar piece while i was at university studying for my undergraduate degree and to be completely honest my views have not significantly changed i tend not to agree with the orthodox opinion of british generalship and agree with the view that any analysis.
Lions led by donkeys @lionsanddonkeys an unbiased pro british & pro english view on the donkeys in power, destroying our great country, bit by bit & day by day. Best answer: i presume you have recently completed a history unit encompassing the first world war' lions led by donkeysis designed to get you to put pen to paper and take sides. Home research research activity war studies research research projects lions led by donkeys lions led by donkeys in 'lions led by donkeys' lions led by donkeys surnames language, cultures, art history and music philosophy, theology and religion college of medical and dental. Twynham school history dept blog lions led by donkeys twynham school history dept blog berlin 2010 may 22, 2011 lionsledbydonkeys uncategorized leave a comment advertisements alternative way to revise the league of nations lions led by donkeys.
Haig and british generalship during the war centre for war studies' 'lions led by donkeys' project has estimated that at least 1,253 officers with the rank of brigadier general or the first world war and british military history (oxford university. The question were the british soldiers 'lions led by donkeys' has been an ongoing debate since the end of the war a war which is dominated by images of bloody battles such as the somme and passchendaele history-lions led by donkeys essay lions led by donkeys.
The western front: lions led by donkeys by dr gary sheffield last updated 2011-03-10 the 1918 'hundred days' campaign rates as the greatest series of victories in british history even the somme (1916) and passchendaele (1917). The first world war: a conflict, a lot of gas, a useless massacre, a whole generation of inexperienced teenage soldiers who were happy to die for the glory of their generals. What's the meaning and origin of the phrase 'lions led by donkeys. Lions led by donkeys worksheet docx, 30 kb map of europe about this resource info created: oct 3, 2014 activity ppt, 1 mb lions led by donkeys worksheet goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day use ms word to adapt it i have added the stone.
Extracts from this document introduction lions led by donkeys - a historical investigation question to what extent is the phrase lions led by donkeys a fair description of what happened at the battle of the somme.