Whether writing fact or fiction, former army officer Allan Mallinson’s unique blend of literary flair, historical insight and first hand experience creates a masterly fusion of analysis, readablility and tantalising speculation.
His latest work is no exception. In Too Important for the Generals, Mallinson, author of 1914: Fight the Good Fight, examines a much-debated question; why did winning a war that was famously predicted to be over by Christmas take so long? Mallinson takes issue with the growing consensus that the generals were not to blame, and instead argues that the politicians of the day had a much more nuanced view of the situation than was prevalent in military circles at the time.
A fascinating and controversial read, Too Important for the Generals provides an interesting new argument with many contemporary resonances.