Thanks very much, I wasn't as happy with it as some of the others, because of the "bittiness". Trying to keep the six armies in mind, with so little information on the German and French armies available (in English) was quite difficult. Naturally any information offered will be gratefully received, even unto half my kingdom - well an opal fruit anyway. I'm only marking time while Messines 1917 is on the last lap to A-class but the Ancre Heights or Ginchy is next. I'm also contemplating a piece on the winter of 1916-1917 as I've noticed quite a lot of detail in the divisional histories I've got. The oddest thing about it is how modern it seems; swap the place names etc and you could pass it off as Normandy 1944.
Attrition, the strategy that dares not speak its name.