FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Fire and Movement: The Br... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914 Hardcover – 30 Oct 2014

4.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
£12.55 £8.17
Audio CD
"Please retry"
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£22.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

Frequently bought together

  • Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914
  • +
  • Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914 (General Military)
Total price: £38.54
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA; 1st Edition edition (30 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199989273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199989270
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 4.3 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


Fire and Movement is certainly the best and most perceptive account of the BEF in 1914 currently in print... It is impossible to offer more than a very strong recommendation for peter Hart's latest work. (David Filsell, The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society.)

s an Imperial War Museum oral historian with a string of books about the Great War covering such diverse subjects as Gallipoli, Jutland, and the air war to his name, Peter Hart is justly renowned. With his consumate melding of narrative with descriptions from contemporary diaries and letters, he has effectively taken over the mantle of Lyn MacDonald, producing works that are both accessible to the general reader and informative to the expert. This new volume, covering the Great War from its outbreak until the end of 1914 is no exception. (Western Front Association: Stand To!, Niall Ferguson)

Hart has established himself as a respected historian on the Great War... His books are never dry academic tomes. Pitched at the general reading public and Great War buffs alike, they deliver a clear, engaging and easy to read narrative, interspersed with analysis, and laced with chunks of quotes from participants that add colour and substance to the incidents he relates. (Sydney Morning Herald, Chris Roberts)

Fire and Movement is an eminently readable volume ... Hart's work has established a place as a valuable text on the subject. It will appeal to both scholars and general readers, and deserves to be read by both. (Spencer Jones, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research)

It is [a] combination of strongly expressed opinion, nuance, rigorous argument, and research which makes this book an excellent read, as much for the beginner as for those with previous knowledge. (Bijan Omrani, Military History magazine)

Hart's ability to capture individual warriors' experiences as they vividly described them and connect those stories to the broader campaign narrative is a key strength of Fire and Movement (Brian Drohan, Army History)

About the Author

Peter Hart is Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum in London. He is the author of The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War;Gallipoli;The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front; and 1918: A Very British Victory.

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 29 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 13 November 2014
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 11 October 2014
Format: Hardcover
0Comment| 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: scots guards

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?