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Fire and movement : the British Expeditionary Force and the campaign of 1914

Author: Peter Hart
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of high hopes and crushing disappointment, the campaign contains moments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hart, Peter, 1955-
Fire and movement : the British Expeditionary Force and the campaign of 1914.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
xi, 480 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hart
ISBN: 9780199355525 0199355525
OCLC Number: 891397141
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (533 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, photographs
Contents: Cover; Fire and Movement; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Preface; Plates; 1 Small Beginnings; 2 Ready for War?; 3 Lights Out, 4 August 1914; 4 Road to Mons; 5 Battle of Mons; 6 Battle of Le Cateau; 7 Great Retreat; 8 Battle of the Marne; 9 Battle of the Aisne; 10 Race to the Sea; 11 Battle of Ypres: Contact; 12 Battle of Ypres: Bedlam; 13 Life in the Trenches; 14 Stagnation; 15 Christmas Truce; 16 Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Peter Hart.

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Fire and Movement offers a fresh look at the first months of the Great War. Considering each of the major offenses of 1914, from the Battle of the Frontiers to the Battle of Ypres and the genesis of  Read more...

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