Changing Priorities


in Hell in the Holy Land

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780813123837
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134963 | DOI:
Changing Priorities

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This chapter examines the changing priorities of the British government concerning their campaign in World War 1. Prime Minister David Lloyd George wanted the Middle East to become the focus of Great Britain's military effort in 1918. But Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS) William Robertson kept his eye firmly on the main body of the German army insisting that the war would be won or lost on the western front. Lloyd George's eastern approach was designed primarily to protect and expand the British Empire rather than defeat Germany.

Keywords: Great Britain; World War 1; military campaign; David Lloyd George; William Robertson; CIGS; Germany; Middle East

Chapter.  8030 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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