The Retreat from Mons 1914: South is the second volume in Pen & Sword's Battle Lines series to cover the opening campaign of the Great War. It is the essential companion for every visitor who is keen to retrace the path taken by the British Expeditionary Force immediately after the outbreak of the conflict – all the important battle sites of the second stage of the retreat are featured here.
Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They describe what happened, where it happened and why and who was involved, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see.
Their highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the fast-moving campaign that preceded the war in the trenches. It gives a fascinating insight into the experience of the troops, the terrain over which they fought and the character of the fighting itself.
A Very Fine Commander
By: John Donovan
Air Battle for Arnhem
By: Alan Cooper
The Siege of Brest 1941
By: Rostislav Aliev
Secret SAS Missions in Africa
By: Michael Graham
Giants of the Seas
By: Aaron Saunders
The US Eighth Air Force in Europe
By: Martin Bowman
Voices From the Past: The Zeebrugge Raid 1918
By: Paul Kendall
By: Graham A Thomas
The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse
By: Patrick Mahoney, Martin Middlebrook