The Retreat from Mons

The Retreat from Mons

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"[...] At Bucy-le-long the French relieve the English. It is a matter of outposts. "De deux cents metres en deux cents metres, un groupe de six Anglais est couche a plat ventre dans les betteraves, en bordure d'un chemin. Ils se dressent et nous allons prendre leurs places en admirant ces beaux soldats, bien equipes, silencieux, et qui ont des couvertures." (Ibid., Oct. 6/14.) Such opinions were worth much. For though it is a great thing to be welcomed, as our men were welcomed, by a whole people, to have the hearty professional approval of its soldiers is a greater thing still. The Expeditionary Force, thus landed in France, was organized in two army corps--the First, consisting of the First and Second Divisions, under Lieutenant-General Sir Douglas Haig; the second, consisting of the Third and Fifth Divisions, under Lieutenant-General Sir James Grierson, who was[...].""
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 1.78mm | 95.25g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507563140
  • 9781507563144