First Ypres 1914

The graveyard of the Old Contemptibles

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First Ypres 1914

The graveyard of the Old Contemptibles

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In the autumn of 1914 the original British Expeditionary Force faced a heavily reinforced German drive. Field Marshal Sir John French, the British Commander-in-Chief, had sent his men north in an attempt to take the fight into Flanders, so they could fight across open ground. History tells us that this was not to be the case. David Lomas chronicles the first of the trench-warfare battles, where lines that would remain almost static for the rest of the war were established. Although the Germans failed to reach the channel ports, the death knell had rung for the BEF, which was virtually wiped out in this brave defence.

Product details

Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782004424
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 77 b/w; 15 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 58
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Illustrator

Ed Dovey

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