Riding the Retreat: Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited by Richard Holmes

Riding the Retreat: Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited by Richard Holmes

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An account of the author's journey into the past when, in 1993, he set off with four friends to follow the route taken by the British Expeditionary Force on its retreat from the German offensive at Mons during World War I.

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This is an account of the author and his four friends' journey following the route taken by the British Expeditionary Force, nearly 80 years previously, on its retreat from the German offensive at Mons. The ride took them from the Belgian border, over the battlefields of the World War I, across the plains and rivers of Northern France, to the banks of the Marne where, in September 1914, the BEF played its part in General Joffre's counter-attack against von Moltke's army. This is a blend of contemporary testimony with an analysis of the 1914 military campaign.

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SKU GOR002396563
Title Riding the Retreat: Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited
Author By (author) Richard Holmes
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 1995
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 0224037625
ISBN 13 9780224037624
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Description

Details

This is an account of the author and his four friends' journey following the route taken by the British Expeditionary Force, nearly 80 years previously, on its retreat from the German offensive at Mons. The ride took them from the Belgian border, over the battlefields of the World War I, across the plains and rivers of Northern France, to the banks of the Marne where, in September 1914, the BEF played its part in General Joffre's counter-attack against von Moltke's army. This is a blend of contemporary testimony with an analysis of the 1914 military campaign.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002396563
Title Riding the Retreat: Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited
Author By (author) Richard Holmes
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 1995
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 0224037625
ISBN 13 9780224037624
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.