The book concentrates on the British Expeditionary Force’s defensive actions in 1914 during the retreat from Mons through to the advance to the River Aisne and the first days of trench warfare. Then they moved north to Ypres, where the BEF endured three long weeks of German attacks in the First Battle of Ypres. By compiling information from the Official History and the printed histories we get an in-depth British account of each large battle and minor action.
Together the narrative and over 60 maps provide an insight into the British Army’s experience during those early days of the First World War. This is about the men who made a difference, the men who fought off many times their number, those who led the counter-attacks and those who were awarded the Victoria Cross.
BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: THE 1914 CAMPAIGN
A briskly well-written narrative of the BEF’s crucial opening actions during the first year of the Great War. Beginning with the opening battles at Mons and Le Cateau, we follow the great retreat to the Marne; the counter attack on the Aisne, and the move north in the race to the sea and the First Battle of Ypres .Great research, you can find what happens in the action day by day and who fought where, vital when trying to locate where certain soldiers were wounded or killed