Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918 by Sir C. E. Callwell | Project Gutenberg

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The strategist Maj. Gen. Sir Charles Edward Callwell was recalled [‘dugout’] from retirement in 1914 to serve as Director of Military Operations. He was removed from this post in January 1916 for perceived failings in the direction of the Dardanelles Campaign, and later served on military missions to Russia and in the Ministry of Munitions.

CHAPTER I: The Outbreak of War
CHAPTER II: Early Days at the War Office
CHAPTER III: Lord Kitchener’s Start
CHAPTER IV: Lord Kitchener’s Later Record
CHAPTER V: The Dardanelles
CHAPTER VI: Some Experiences in the War Office
CHAPTER VII: Further Experiences in the War Office
CHAPTER IX: Other Side-Shows
CHAPTER X: The Munitions Question
CHAPTER XI: Councils, Committees, and Cabinets
CHAPTER XII: Some Inter-Allies Conferences
CHAPTER XIII: A First Mission to Russia
CHAPTER XIV: A Second Mission to Russia
CHAPTER XV: The Russian Bungle
CHAPTER XVI: Catering for the Allies
CHAPTER XVIII: Some Criticisms, Suggestions, and Generalities

London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1920.

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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