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The Retreat from Mons 1914 : South (Paperback)

The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

WWI Battlefield Guidebooks Great War Guides 1914

By Jon Cooksey, Jerry Murland
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781473823365
Published: 27th October 2014

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The Retreat from Mons 1914: South is the second volume in Pen & Sword's Battle Lines series to cover the opening campaign of the Great War. It is the essential companion for every visitor who is keen to retrace the path taken by the British Expeditionary Force immediately after the outbreak of the conflict – all the important battle sites of the second stage of the retreat are featured here.
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.

This useful pocket-guide in the Battle Line series fills a gap for those looking to follow the opening campaign of the First World War and in the expert if 'virtual' hands of accomplished tour guides Cooksey and Murland.
A useful and accurate publication, as well as being an interesting read.

Britain at War

I enjoyed using this guide, it has just enough of everything to make it both easy to use and informative. The stand notes are well balanced and the maps are simple and easy to read.
Overall this guide is more than adequate for its target audience - the general battlefield tourist OR the experienced Battlefield Guide who will augment the contents with additional research. A useful addition to the library.

International Guild of Battlefield Guides

About Jon Cooksey

JON COOKSEY is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars and the Falklands War. He is the former editor of Battlefields Review and the current editor of Stand To!, and his articles have appeared in many of the foremost military magazines and in national newspapers. As an experienced battlefield guide, he regularly leads tours to the battlefields of both world wars as well as the Falkland Islands. His TV and radio appearances include the Channel 5 programme on the 1914 Christmas Truce and and Great War soldier Ronald Poulton Palmer and Gallipoli Victoria Cross winner Frederick Potts for the BBC. His books include The Barnsley Pals, Flanders 1915, Calais: A Fight to the Finish and 3 Para Mount Longdon – The Bloodiest Battle.


About Jerry Murland

Jerry Murland served in the Parachute Regiment. He is the author of Departed Warriors and Aristocrats Go To War (Pen and Sword Military). He lives near Coventry.

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