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]

  • Falls, C. (1996) [1922]. The History of the 36th (Ulster) Division (Constable ed.). Belfast: McCaw, Stevenson & Orr. ISBN 978-0-09-476630-3. 
  • Falls, Cyril; 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: HMSO. OCLC 610273484. 
  • Falls, Cyril; Becke, A. F. (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 I. London: HMSO. OCLC 644354483. 
  • Falls, Cyril (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 II. London: HMSO. OCLC 256950972. 
  • War Books (1930)
  • Falls, C. (1996) [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 (Imperial War Museum and Battery Press ed.). London: HMSO. ISBN 0-89839-242-X. 
  • Falls, C. (1996) [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 (Imperial War Museum and Battery Press ed.). Nashville, TN: HMSO. ISBN 0-89839-243-8. 
  • Falls, C. (1992) [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 (Imperial War Museum & Battery Press ed.). London: HMSO. ISBN 0-89839-180-6. 
  • Falls, C. (1941). The Nature of Modern Warfare. New York: OUP. OCLC 502686. 
  • Falls, C. (1948). The Second World War: A Short History. London: Methuen. OCLC 634221322. 
  • Falls, C. (1950). Elizabeth's Irish Wars. London: Methuen. OCLC 2031043. 
  • Falls, C. (1953). A Hundred Years of War. London: Duckworth. OCLC 1136258. 
  • Falls, C. (1959). The Great War. New York: Putnam. OCLC 1941045. 
  • Falls, C. (1961). The Art of War: From the Age of Napoleon to the Present Day. New York: Oxford University Press. OCLC 570255. 
  • Falls, C. (1964). Armageddon, 1918. Philadplphia: Lippincott. OCLC 404500. 
  • Falls, C. (1966). Caporetto 1917. London: Weidenfeld. OCLC 602750661. 
  • Falls, C., ed. (1971). Great Military Battles. London: Hamlyn. ISBN 0-600-01652-8. 
  • Falls, C. (1973). The Birth of Ulster. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-416-78210-8. 
  • Falls, C. (1915). Rudyard Kipling: A Critical Study. London: Martin Secker. OCLC 7888813. 
  • Falls, C.; Croom-Johnson, Norman (1989) [1930]. War Books: An Annotated Bibliography of Books about the Great War (Presidio ed.). London: Peter Davies. ISBN 1-853-67040-5. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ In 1967

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