Catastrophies at Coporetto and Elsewhere
The particularly turbulent year 1917 brings the Allies a lot of bad news. In an
offensive on the Chemin des Dames, the French suffer enormous losses. The Third
Battle of Ypres concludes with a Pyrrhic-victory for the British. And the Italian
army virtually implodes at Caporetto. In all the belligerent countries, soldiers and
civilians have had enough of this awful war, and this leads not only to mutinies
in the French army but also to a genuine revolution in Russia . . .
Jacques R. Pauwels
JACQUES R. PAUWELS has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo. He is the author of several books on twentieth-century history, including The Myth of the Good War, in which he provides a revisionist look at the role of the United States and other Allied countries in the Second World War. An independent scholar, Pauwels holds PhDs in history and political science. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.