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on 13 April 2013
Having been born near Mons, I have always been disappointed by the lack of material on the Battle of Mons. While there are some fantastic narratives, there are not really any 'then and now' books. This book is great; eye-witness accounts, old map (corresponding to new maps), unit sketches... It's all there to provide a good insight into what the fight was like. I can now pin-point exact locations of skirmishes and unit positions.
This book would be even better to read alongside unit diaries. Also, I suggest Walter Bloem's Advance to Mons - a good book, from a German prospective.