Careless Disasters: Allied Relations in 1918
In this chapter, Kempshall examines what he claims are the most important periods for the Entente alliance during the First World War. He initially analyses the aftermath of the French Mutinies of 1917 and discusses how they changed the mindset of French soldiers. He then provides in-depth examinations into allied relations during the German Spring Offensive of 1918, and shows how French esteem for their British ally collapsed following the retreat after 21 March. This chapter then shows how French appreciation for US efforts was offset by the high casualties incurred in battle. It concludes with an examination of allied relations and celebrations on 11 November 1918 and the state of the alliance by the end of the war.