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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:20 PM
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QUOTE (longboat @ Sep 5 2009, 01:20 PM) As I understand it the decision to divert valuable men and recources to Italy in 1917 was a political one.
As someone with a very little knowledge of the campaign in Italy I was hoping someone maybe able to answer the following questions.
1. Who decided on the number of British Divisions sent to Italy, the military or politicians.
2. Did Haig have the final word on what Divisions would be sent to Italy.
3. Was the fact that the 5th, 7th, 23rd, 41st and 48th Divisions sent in anyway a reflection of their performance on the Western Front.
Thanks in advance
The book Mud, Blood and Poppycock seems to think that it was Lloyd George's idea
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