First Ypres 1914: The Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles

First Ypres 1914: The Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles

by David Lomas, Ed Dovey
     
 

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Osprey's overview of the First Battle of Ypres of World War I (1914-1918). 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…  See more details below

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Osprey's overview of the First Battle of Ypres of World War I (1914-1918). 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

ISBN-13:
9781855325739
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
897,832
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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