25 (to use the words of Lord Haig) " the proper moment had come for the third stage of the operations, in which the First Army should extend the flank of our attack to the north.
Despite the risks of failure and the probable consequences of such a failure, from the political and moral as well as the military point of view, it was considered essential both by Marshal Foch and Lord Haig that the attack on it should be carried out and that as soon as possible.
Haig, Cavalry Studies (London, 1907); G.
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