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Fire and Movement: the British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914 Book Cover Fire and Movement: the British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914
Peter Hart
Non-Fiction
2015
480

"The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914."

From Jim's post: Hart is an excellent writer. He explains the complexities of the campaign without getting bogged down in the minutia. The story is fast paced and does a good job of getting the perspective of the British at all levels of the Army. The book is filled with the quotes of common soldiers, officers and generals. This shouldn't surprise since Hart is the Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum, but still its nice to hear the participants directly commenting on events.

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