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By David Lomas

Osprey's exam of the conflict of Mons of global battle I (1914-1918). whilst the 1st international struggle broke out in August 1914 the Imperial German military mistakenly assumed that the BEF – 'that contemptible little military' – will be simply defeated. They have been stopped of their tracks by way of the numerically inferior British strength, whose very good marksmanship rate the closed packed German ranks expensive. ultimately compelled to fall again via overwhelming German numbers, the British performed a masterful struggling with retreat throughout Belgium and northerly France. At Mons, 9 and a part British battalions held 4 German divisions at bay for a whole day. This booklet examines not only the conflict of Mons itself but additionally the resultant British retreat together with the activities at Le Cateau and Villers-Cotterêts.

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