RETREAT AND REARGUARD 1914 The BEF’s Actions From Mons To The Marne

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The Battle of Mons on 23 August 1914 started a full blown retreat by the BEF over 200 blood drenched miles. In this fascinating book the Author examines eighteen of the ensuing desperate rearguard actions that occurred over the twelve days of this near rout. While those at Le Cateau and Nery are well chronicled, others such as cavalry engagements at Morsain and Taillefontaine, the Connaught Rangers’ action at Le Grand Fayet and 13 Brigade’s fight at Crepy-en-Valois are virtually unknown. We learn how, in the chaos and confusion that reigned, units of Gunners and other supporting arms found themselves in the front line

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