Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They describe what happened, where it happened and why and who was involved, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see.
Their highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the fast-moving campaign that preceded the war in the trenches. It gives a fascinating insight into the experience of the troops, the terrain over which they fought and the character of the fighting itself.
About the Author
Table of Contents
Introduction and Acknowledgements 6
A Note on the British Army of 1914 8
Ranks Used in the British and German Armies 11
Visiting Military Cemeteries 13
Historical Context 17
Following the Retreat 21
Using this Guidebook 24
Stage 1 Casteau to Mons 27
Stage 2 Audregnies 73
Stage 3 Sars-le-Bruyère to Landrecies 92
Stage 4 Le Cateau to Le Catelet 126
Further Reading 154