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First Ypres 1914 : The graveyard of the Old Contemptibles - David Lomas

First Ypres 1914

The graveyard of the Old Contemptibles


Published: 1st December 1998
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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 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.

The Road to Battle/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The Battle of First Ypres/The Battle for Ypres and the Salient/The Finale/The Battlefield Today/Wargaming First Ypres/Further Reading

ISBN: 9781855325739
ISBN-10: 185532573X
Series: Campaign , Vol 58
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st December 1998
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 24.7  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1