The Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

The Retreat from Mons 1914: North: Casteau to Le CateauThe Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

by Jon Cooksey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783030385
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 07/19/2014
Series: Battle Lines Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jon Cooksey is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars. He is the editor of Stand To!, the journal of the Western Front Association, and he is an experienced battlefield guide. His books include The Barnsley Pals, Calais, Harry’s War and, as editor, Blood and Iron. Jerry Murland followed a successful career as a teacher and since taking early retirement he has devoted his time to researching and writing about the Great War. His books include Retreat and Rearguard 1914, The Battle on the Aisne 1914, Aristocrats Go to War and Retreat and Rearguard: Somme 1918. Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland are the joint authors of all the volumes in the Battle Lines series.

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

Index 155

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