THE SUCCESSES AND SACRIFICES OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1914:
Soldiers Marching, All to Die

Author: Jones, John Philip
Year:2009
Pages:308
ISBN:0-7734-4741-5
978-0-7734-4741-7
Price:219.95
This book is unique among the vast literature on World War I in that it is a work of descriptive history that is integrated into an analysis of military strategy. This book contains fourteen black and white photographs.

Reviews

“. . . an essential guide to understanding how that British army was organized and how it fought in these most important encounters with a larger and formidable enemy.” – Prof. David H. Bennett, Syracuse University

“. . . put[s] the experiences of the 19th Brigade into a much larger context and analyze the changing nature of warfare and leadership in a very engaging way.” – Prof. Roger Sharp, Syracuse University

Table of Contents

Foreword by David H. Bennett
Acknowledgements
Prologue. From Rupert Brooke to Wilfred Owen
1. The Old Warfare Meets the New
2. Arrows on the Map
3. A Bloody War Ahead
4. Reculer pour mieux sauter
5. The Wet Flanders Plain
6. The Calvary of the Old Army
7. Two Milestones and Four Questions
Bibliography
Index
Maps
Plates