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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have History Book, 22 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Riding The Retreat: Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited (Paperback)
Anyone interested in Military History, particularly the first World War, should have this book in their collection.It is of a time in history when we still went to war on horseback,so Richard Holmes follows the retreat on his own horse together with his companions, from Mons in Belgium to the River Marne in France that the BEF marched in that late hot summer of 1914.Because this is the first major action the British Army are involved with, it has become lost in the overall picture of the first war as most people associate the trench system of stalemate with the Western Front.But Richard Holmes has produced an exellent book on an army so ill trained and equipped for modern warfare, that it was steamrollered into a long and bloody retreat.It shows the courage and bravery of men and officers in the field of battle and stupidity and ignorance from people at the top.It contains some interesting photographs, not least one showing a discussion between officers of the 2nd Scottish Rifles where they are wearing a design of sword that had been probably used in war 200 years before.One of my all time favourite books.Highly Recommended!
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