First Ypres 1914: The Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles

First Ypres The Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles Osprey s overview of the First Battle of Ypres of World War I In the autumn of the original British Expeditionary Force faced a heavily reinforced German drive Field Marshal Sir John Fr

  • Title: First Ypres 1914: The Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles
  • Author: David Lomas
  • ISBN: 9781855325739
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Osprey s overview of the First Battle of Ypres of World War I 1914 1918 In the autumn of 1914 the original British Expeditionary Force faced a heavily reinforced German drive Field Marshal Sir John French, the British Commander in Chief, had sent his men north in an attempt to take the fight into Flanders, so they could fight across open ground History tells us that tOsprey s overview of the First Battle of Ypres of World War I 1914 1918 In the autumn of 1914 the original British Expeditionary Force faced a heavily reinforced German drive Field Marshal Sir John French, the British Commander in Chief, had sent his men north in an attempt to take the fight into Flanders, so they could fight across open ground History tells us that this was not to be the case David Lomas chronicles the first of the trench warfare battles, where lines that would remain almost static for the rest of the war were established Although the Germans failed to reach the channel ports, the death knell had rung for the BEF, which was virtually wiped out in this brave defence.

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    1. The customary introduction elements (origins of the campaign, opposing commanders and armies) are awfully inadequate, but there is a tòn of tactical discourse within this slim spine: Lomas picks up the story right after Le Cateau until the leaves have fallen in November, which means most of the fighting retreat by the BEF precedes the actual stand around Ypres, a Salient shaping that can fill four volumes (ca. 500 pages) in the Battleground Europe series in itself. Like a well-stuffed meat pie [...]

    2. Very well laid out and clearly written without using to many military unit designations. I always thought that the First Battle of Ypres was a single battle. The author's logical breakdown of the four battles that occurred approximately at the same time, and somewhat interconnected, but different locations helped me understand the complexity of the over all battle.

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