Imprint: Pen & Sword Digital
Found in: Military DVDs
World War One DVDs
Running Time: 90 mins
Published: 27 February 2014
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In the resulting battle on 23 August in the dreary industrial area around Mons, the professional soldiers of the BEF's 3rd Division with the salutary experience of the Boer War behind them, proved themselves to be more than the equal of the German Army, man to man they were seriously outnumbered. Training counted and in defending the canal line the days spent on the range practicing the 'Mad minute' of rifle fire counted and whilst the German army had closed up to and secured crossing points on the canal by nightfall, they were halted in their tracks.
On 24 August the German advance resumed but with the threat of the Germans enveloping them, the BEF was to withdraw. 5th Divisions' orders to move back, were however, delayed and consequently they fought a withdrawal in contact through the
mean industrial streets, railway lines and slag heaps of Wasmes and Hornu. Out on the left flank the British cavalry was in action against a dangerous enveloping move by the Germans.
The BHTV team take the viewers to the heart of the action to examine weapons, tactics and raw heroism as they tell the story. Illustrated with maps and location scenes, they make this most complicated of British battles easily understandable.
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