Carew, Tim.


Kimber, 1st ed., 1964. 239 pp., 16 photo-plates + 5 maps. Green cloth, 24 x 16cm. Neatly signed by a former member of the 20th Hussars ; light wear to top edge of d.j., o/w V.G.+. This is the story of the British Expeditionary Force and of what it did during its brief existence, based largely on the records and recollections of the men of all ranks and units who fought in France and Belgium in the crucial early months of the First World War, from August to the end of December 1914. The B.E.F. engaged in the famous battles of Mons, Le Cateau, Marne, Aisne and First Ypres. This book is not only concerned with the battles and the decisions of generals, but with the old Regular Army who, after heavy casualties, virtually ceased to exist after the end of 1914. The author shows what the B.E.F. was like, what sort of men they were, what they thought of themselves and their leaders.

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