August 1914: Surrender at St Quentin

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“…an intriguing book which illustrates, in graphic detail, the confusion of war and its effect on the mental state of the combatants.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848841345
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 9/19/2010
  • Pages: 207

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

List of Plates 11

1 August 1914: Britain Goes to War 13

2 23-25 August: Elkington and Mainwaring Go to War 27

3 26 August: Crisis at Le Cateau 63

4 27 August: Surrender at St Quentin? 117

5 12 September: Court Martial 145

6 Elkington's Redemption, Mainwaring's Resignation 157

Appendix 1 VC Winners, 23 August-1 September 1914 181

Appendix 2 Operation Order no. 8 183

Appendix 3 4th Division Order of Battle 185

Appendix 4 Colonel Elkington's interview with the Daily Sketch, 8 September 1916 187

Appendix 5 Colonel Elkington's interview with The Times, 9 September 1916 189

Notes 193

Bibliography 199

Index 201

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