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Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles

Summary Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles 108 Ighting retreat from Mons to Le Cateau laid the groundwork for later victories It was a matter of two weeks before this army went from the dejection of retreat to the exhilaration. A good standard account of the start of the war The book doesn t solely concentrate on Mons as per the title but the wider campaign up to the end of the battle of the Marne The author was a greatly respected military author who defended Haig in his books and writings and was a founder member of the excellent Western Front Association and a key contributor to the BBC s ground breaking First World War series This book is now over 50 years old and has to this reviewer s mind been surpassed by other accounts but it remains an important account and I would suggest people read it if interested in the early open campaign prior to the trench warfare that has become synonymous of WWI He does the BEF a good service and positions the British high command s position in and with France as the campaign moves from early engagements to wholesale retreat He is in the main generous to both French and British commands as they grapple with commanding large scale armies in modern war that is yet to come to grips with all arms engagements and communications He is also to my mind too fair on British commanders although I must emphasise I do not subscribe to Chateau generals nor Lions led by Donkey viewpoints Also to Sir John French I feel he is less critical than he could have been although the author does criticise him and point to errors and indeed how the field marshal outlined his views and tweaked events and accounts post war My suspicion here is that some of those men in divisional corps and army command or at least their direct descendants were still alive and 1960s writing was less critical of those in authorityThe old contemptible army served her country well and this account will set you on the path to understanding them the conditions they operated in and the battles they fought and the later difficulties in 1915 because to a large part of the loss of so many BEF officers and NCOs in 1914 For those asking why this might be it is worth noting that casualties in the early stage were very high with some regiments suadrons and batteries suffering loss rates readily recognised by the general public at the Somme in 1916I would have liked to have seen a chapter with Mr Terraine detailing the wider take up of static warfare and the evolution of command but perhaps this is because I heard him speak and know his future standing as neither he nor his publisher did in 1960 Would Someone Please Explain? 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Summary Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles 108 Of victory at the Battle of the Marne one of the decisive battles of the worldJohn Terraine noted military historian made his debut here with this account that has become a classic. Good description of the British Armys opening campaign in France in 1914 the retreat from Mons to the Marne I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the old contemptibles and of GH s inaction during the opening battles and of its fraught relations with the French high command during those opening weeks However this would have been a far better book with 1 chapter properly detailing the battle of the Marne which took place at the end of the retreat as opposed to the cursory description which it does receive Also I feel that the book gives too much credit to Joffre for recovering from a dire situation which was in a large measure of his own creation

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Summary Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles 108 Four years of warfare lay ahead but the gallant stand of a small division of The British Expeditionary Force at Mons in 1914 halted the German offensive at a crucial moment Their f. If Blenheim and Leipzig have taught us one thing it s that one day battles can fill hundreds of pages The piecemeal withdrawal from the slagheaps on 23 August 1914 however is so Osprey sized Mons 1914 The BEF s tactical triumph that the entire retreat to victory follows until the German cavalry under Von Richthofen narrowly misses the opportunity to deny the French 5th Army passage across the AisneJohn Terraine was decades ahead of his contemporaries in his abstinence of Donkeyism cfr Douglas Haig The Educated Soldier He always knew where to assign blame and when to praise an characteristic which always makes for a clear and even prose that remains fresh Parts of it might feel d j vu now because his tableaux about the mad minute rifle fire have become a BEF stock image At the same time I have seldom seen this phrase combined with a reference to the Boer War which had taught the Regulars the art of concealment until the last minute A French volley at least announced itself by the white gloves of an officer The cavalry gets high praise in the phase of open warfare notwithstanding its mental association with the overambitious attacks during the later siege of the Western Front Once again a clich is embroided upon the French rode their horses saddlesore in the Napoleonic tradition and the Uhlans lances were of little use against British sabres But not every German horseman was a Uhlan these regiments were distinguished by their helmets and unless caught red handed by Lee Enfields bearing down the crest they compensated their medieval weaponry with horse artillery and mounted machine guns courtesy of the supporting J ger unitsIt is also noteworthy that the under the eye of the gun feeling was felt on both sides superior number of batteries were distant comfort to a Landser who felt every 18 pounds of shrapnel trained on his spine as he hugged the canal bank One unsalvagable victim of his balanced judgement is John French who greatly underestimated the effectiveness of his two corps after Le Cateau and made the already defective cooperation with his continental ally worse Given the fit he threw when Kitchener showed up in person on September 1 one can only imagine his unrestrained response to the infamous perhaps the Germans came to the Meuse to fish comment Joffre by contrast is not clueless underneath his imperturbaility alltough slow to realize the real danger of the oddly meandering Right Wing he is always firmly in control


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    PDF or EBOOK (Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles) If Blenheim and Leipzig have taught us one thing it's that one day battles can fill hundreds of pages The piecemeal withdrawal from the slagheaps on 23 August 1914 however is so Osprey sized Mons 1914 The BEF's tactical triumph that the enti

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    characters Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles PDF or EBOOK (Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles) characters ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ John Terraine A good standard account of the start of the war The book doesn't solely concentrate on Mons as per the title but the wider campaign up to the end of the battle of the Marne The author was a greatly respected military author who defended Haig in his books and writings and was a founder member of the excellent Western Front Association and a

  3. says: PDF or EBOOK (Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles)

    PDF or EBOOK (Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles) Good description of the British Armys opening campaign in France in 1914 the retreat from Mons to the Marne I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the old contemptibles and of GH's inaction during the opening battles and of its fraught relations with the French high command during those opening weeks However this would have been a far better book with 1 chapter properly detailing the battle of the Marne wh

  4. says: PDF or EBOOK (Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles)

    PDF or EBOOK (Mons The Retreat to Victory British Battles) Published in 1960 John Terraine’s account of the first campaign of the Great War is dated for sure It also surprisingly makes little use of the average soldier’s viewpoint especially considering that there w

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