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Account of the British campaigns on the Western Front in 1914 by Field Marshall French, Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-1916.

Contents:
Preface.
I. Preliminary.
II. The British Expeditionary Force.
III. The sailing of the Expeditionary Force.
IV. The retreat from Mons.
V. Further course of the retreat.
VI. The Battle of the Marne.
VII. The Battle of the Aisne and its progress up to September 30th.
VIII. The siege and fall of Antwerp.
IX. The last days of the British operations on the Aisne—the northern move.
X. The Battle of Ypres—first phase, October 15th to October 26th.
XI. The Battle of Ypres—second phase, October 27th to October 31st.
XII. The Battle of Ypres—third phase, November 1st to November 10th.
XIII. The Battle of Ypres—fourth and final phase, November 11th to the end of the battle.
XIV. The entry of the Territorial Army.
XV. A review of the allied plans in the west at the close of the first battle of Ypres.
XVI. The operations of December 14th-19th, 1914.
XVII. The close of the year 1914.
XVIII. Ammunition.
Index.

London, Constable and Co. Ltd., 1919.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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