Gentlemen, We Will Stand and Fight: Le Cateau 1914 (BOK)

Antony Bird

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At Le Cateau on 26 August 1914, the commanders of the Second Corps of the British Expeditionary Force elected to fight the German First Army and, although outnumbered three to one, delivered such a smashing blow to the German invaders that the whole of the BEF was able to continue the Retreat to Compiegne without being seriously threatened. Although the British suffered 1,200 of their men and officers killed, and were forced to leave their dead and many of their wounded on the battlefield, as well as thirty-six of their field guns, they inflicted losses on von Kluck's army of nearly 9,000. Yet the architect of this feat of arms, Second Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, was sacked soon afterward, while First Corps commander Sir Douglas Haig, who had performed far less impressively, took command of the whole BEF.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Antony Bird
Forlag
CROWOOD PRESS
ISBN 9781847970626
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 500 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form First World War, Battles & campaigns