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Riding the retreat : Mons to the Marne 1914 revisited

Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: London : J. Cape, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One August morning in 1993, the military historian Richard Holmes nudged his heels into the flanks of his horse, Thatch, and set off with four friends to follow the route taken by the British Expeditionary Force nearly eighty years previously on its retreat from the German offensive at Mons. His ride took him from the Belgian border over the haunting battlefields of the First World War, across the plains and rivers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Richard, 1946-
Riding the retreat.
London : J. Cape, 1995
(OCoLC)630091020
Named Person: Richard Holmes; Richard Holmes; Richard Holmes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Holmes
ISBN: 0224037625 9780224037624
OCLC Number: 32701390
Description: x, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Richard Holmes.

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An account of the author's journey into the past when, in 1993, he set off with four friends to follow the route taken by the British Expeditionary Force on its retreat from the German offensive at  Read more...

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