chapter  12
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The German Offensive and the Maurice Debate

WITH the general staff under Wilson, Lloyd George thought that he had finally gained a controlling interest in British military policy. His critics, on the other hand, now held the prime minister and Wilson directly responsible for any future military failures. “Those who have at last succeeded in getting rid of Sir William Robertson must at least have the courage of their opinions,” warned the National Review. “They will assuredly be held responsible for anything that goes wrong.”1