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Trial by Fire: Command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 (Contributions in Military Studies) Hardcover – 30 Aug 2003


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  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; First Edition edition (30 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313324735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313324734
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
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"[T]his is an important contribution to the current historiography and Gardner certainly presents the case for the wider re-examination of the French and German archival records in 1914 in the light of his own work on the British Expeditionary Force."-History: The Journal of the Historical Association

"[A] fresh and original study....[p]rovides some new and thought-provoking insights into the conduct of the BEF's operations from Mons to First Ypres."-Birmingham Univ. Centre for 1st World War Studies

"ÝA¨ fresh and original study....Ýp¨rovides some new and thought-provoking insights into the conduct of the BEF's operations from Mons to First Ypres."-Birmingham Univ. Centre for 1st World War Studies

"ÝT¨his is an important contribution to the current historiography and Gardner certainly presents the case for the wider re-examination of the French and German archival records in 1914 in the light of his own work on the British Expeditionary Force."-History: The Journal of the Historical Association

?A perceptive and thoughtful book which makes an excellent read.?-Stand To! Journal of the Western Front Association

?[A] fresh and original study....[p]rovides some new and thought-provoking insights into the conduct of the BEF's operations from Mons to First Ypres.?-Birmingham Univ. Centre for 1st World War Studies

?Gardner's important book adds much to our understanding of the BEF as an army, and of operations in 1914....[a]n interesting, well-argued and original survey which is recommended to those interested in the First World War, or questions of military leadership.?-War in History

?[T]his is an important contribution to the current historiography and Gardner certainly presents the case for the wider re-examination of the French and German archival records in 1914 in the light of his own work on the British Expeditionary Force.?-History: The Journal of the Historical Association

"Gardner's important book adds much to our understanding of the BEF as an army, and of operations in 1914....[a]n interesting, well-argued and original survey which is recommended to those interested in the First World War, or questions of military leadership."-War in History

"A perceptive and thoughtful book which makes an excellent read. An important examination of the exercise of command in the BEF up to the end of first Ypres concentrating on command at Corps level and at GHQ. This important work is essential reading in understanding how the BEF operated in 1914."-Stand To! Journal of the Western Front Association

About the Author

NIKOLAS GARDNER is currently lecturer in Military History at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. After receiving his Ph.D. in History from the University of Calgary, he taught European and Military History at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal College.


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