I've just finished reading "The War the Infantry Knew" which led to Frank Richard's books. All very good reading, by the way. Both authors bemoan a decline in performance by the battalion. I was surprised at this, believing that the BEF became unstoppable in 1918.(Thanks to Paddy O'Brian's work) But then I couldn't remember either author mentioning training with new weapons or tactics. They seemed, between getting drunk, to be more interested in Officers Riding Schools and returning to peace soldiering. In short; I got the impression that the battalion resisted the new ideas that the Canadians and Aussies excelled at. Can this be right? or can someone point me in the right direction.