The Battle of Malmaison

Tim Gale, ‘The Battle of Malmaison - 23-26 October 1917: ‘A Masterpiece of Tactics’’, BCMH First World War Occasional Paper, No. 1 (2015)

This occasional paper explores the background, planning, conduct and aftermath of the Battle of Malmaison in October 1917. The Battle of Malmaison was not a large battle by the standards of the First World War; however, it was of crucial importance in the development of French military thought during the war and it was a significant moment in the process of restoring morale within the French army.