Cyril Falls

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Cyril Bentham Falls CBE[1] (March 2, 1888 – April 23, 1971) was a military historian noted for his work on the First World War. He was born in Dublin and died in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Biography[edit]

Falls served in the First World War, reaching the rank of Captain in the British Army. He was on the General Staff for the 36th (Ulster) Division and 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division. He received the French Croix de Guerre.

After the war, he helped write several volumes of the British official History of the Great War. Later he wrote both detailed specialist histories as well as histories intended for the average reader. An expert on the history of the First World War, he was the Chichele Professor of Military History at All Souls, Oxford University from 1946 to 1953.

Books[edit]

  • The History of the 36th (Ulster) Division (1922) OCLC 6029661 (Reprinted 1998 ISBN 978-0-09-478310-2)
  • Falls, Cyril; G. MacMunn, G. (1930). Military Operations Egypt & Palestine from the Outbreak of War with Germany to June 1917. Official History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence I. London: HM Stationery Office. OCLC 610273484. 
  • Falls, Cyril; A. F. Becke (maps) (1930). Military Operations Egypt & Palestine from June 1917 to the End of the War. Official History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. II Part 1. London: HM Stationery Office. OCLC 644354483. 
  • Falls, Cyril; A. F. Becke (maps) (1930). Military Operations Egypt & Palestine from June 1917 to the End of the War. Official History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. II Part 2. London: HM Stationery Office. OCLC 256950972. 
  • War Books (1930)
  • Falls, C. (1933). Military Operations Macedonia: From the Outbreak of War to the Spring of 1917. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence I (IWM and Battery Press 1996 ed.). London: HMSO. ISBN 0-89839-242-X. 
  • Falls, C. (1935). Military Operations Macedonia: From the Spring of 1917 to the End of the War. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence II (IWM and Battery Press 1996 ed.). Nashville, TN: HMSO. ISBN 0-89839-243-8. 
  • Falls, C. (1940). Military Operations France and Belgium, 1917: The German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line and the Battles of Arras. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence I (IWM & Battery Press 1992 ed.). London: HMSO. ISBN 0-89839-180-6. 
  • The Nature of Modern Warfare (1941) OCLC 150497928
  • The Second World War : a short history (1948) OCLC 805685885
  • Elizabeth's Irish Wars (1950) ISBN 0-389-03961-6
  • A Hundred Years of War (1953) OCLC 604810556
  • The Great War (1961) ISBN 0-399-50100-2
  • The Art of War: from the Age of Napoleon to the Present Day (1961)
  • Armageddon, 1918 (1964) ISBN 0-933852-05-3
  • Caporetto 1917 (1966) OCLC 602750661
  • Great Military Battles (ed.) (1971) ISBN 0-600-01652-8
  • The Birth of Ulster (1973) ISBN 0-416-78210-8
  • Rudyard Kipling: A Critical Study (Martin Secker, London, 1915)
  • War books: an annotated bibliography of books about the Great War (Peter Davies, London, 1930. Presidio, 1989) ISBN 1-853-67040-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ In 1967

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