Mons 1914: The Bef's Tactical Triumph by David LomasMons 1914: The Bef's Tactical Triumph by David Lomas

Mons 1914: The Bef's Tactical Triumph

byDavid LomasIllustratorEd Dovey

Paperback | September 15, 1997

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Osprey's examination of the Battle of Mons of World War I (1914-1918). When the First World War broke out in August 1914 the Imperial German Army mistakenly assumed that the BEF - 'that contemptible little army' - would be easily defeated. They were stopped in their tracks by the numerically inferior British force, whose excellent marksmanship cost the closed packed German ranks dear. Eventually forced to fall back by overwhelming German numbers, the British carried out a masterful fighting retreat across Belgium and northern France. At Mons, nine and a half British battalions held four German divisions at bay for an entire day. This book examines not just the battle of Mons itself but also the ensuing British retreat including the actions at Le Cateau and Villers-Cotterêts.
David Lomas is the pen name of Deborah Lake who currently lives and works in Northumberland.
Title:Mons 1914: The Bef's Tactical TriumphFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.68 × 7.24 × 0.18 inPublished:September 15, 1997Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855325519

ISBN - 13:9781855325517

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/The Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The Battle of Mons/The Retreat Begins/Le Cateau/Aftermath/Wargaming Mons/The Battlefield Today/Further Reading