Invaluable detailed stage-by-stage account of the second major battle (after Mons) fought by the BEF in 1914. Becke was attached to the Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence, so had – for a regimental historian writing in 1918 – privileged access to the relevant War Diaries. In addition, he interviewed every available artillery officer who was present, and as a respected military historian and gunner officer his analysis and thoroughness are beyond question.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY AT LE CATEAU
An artillery historian’s account olf his regiment’s performance at Le Catreau, the second battle (after Mons) fought by the BEF in 1914. Based on the author’s interviews with officers who were there.