This is coolbert:
The French army during the Great War [WW1] having suffered about 1 million casualties and in the aftermath of the failed Nivelle Offensive MUTINIED!
Troops en masse refusing further orders for any offensive action. "Going over the top" as it was called by the British. NO more advancing across no-mans land and being mowed down by machine gun fire.
French soldiers willing to fight but only in a defensive manner and not harming junior officers.
FRENCH TROOPS RELEASING A LIST OF DEMANDS!
Mutiny of the French army suppressed when the top commanders replaced, several dozen mutineers executed, a kindler and gentler strategic posture assumed by the French! It is reputed that number of "several dozen" far too low.
But the damage was done!!
That French general staff having made preparations for a short and intense war, NOT for long, protracted and stalemated war. Considerations regarding the morale of the troops in the long-term nil at best. Food bad, pay poor, leave when given REQUIRING ENLISTED SOLDIERS TO TAKE A CIVILIAN PART-TIME JOB TO PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Dynamic change as necessitating adjustment by the French general staff to deplorable and unsustainable conditions not forthcoming.
NO WONDER A BREAK DOWN OCCURRED!
"Lions led by donkeys!!"