The BEF was heavily outnumbered when it met the might of the German First Army at the Belgian mining town of Mons. Despite the disparity in numbers, the BEF gave a good account of itself with its quick-firing musketry, before undertaking a daring and epic withdrawal. This book describes the drama of the First World War’s opening shots, and gives a good insight into what the fight was like. and lets the battlefield tourist pinpoint exact locations of skirmishes and unit positions.
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Paperback, 144 pages