Lord George Germain Analysis

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Lord George Germain is the center figure in this strategic tragedy and deserves the balance of the responsibility for the British Defeat at Saratoga. Germian Because of the communication lag between the New World and London, Germain never attempted to take full operational control of the 1777 campaign. (site) But he also failed to coordinate between Howe and Burgoyne, he allowed the simple and straight forward campaign objectives to devolve into an ambiguous and incoherent plan. Germain never made a serious attempt to coordinate/reconcile these two divergent plans. (site) His approval of Howe’s plan to capture Philadelphia within six days of approving Burgoyne plan to march to Albany to “junction” with Howe, without ensuring coordination
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