Guest Posted 3 November , 2013 Share Posted 3 November , 2013 Hello.....I need some help and informed guidance on books relating to the BEF in 1914. I have been deep diving into the BEF in 1914. I have most of the Infantry battalion War Diaries (the digitised ones) the OHs and some books which were recommended on the GWF some months ago; Mons: The Retreat to Victory by John Terraine The Mons Star by David Ascoli Farewell Leicester Square by Kate Caffrey August 1914: Surrender at St Quentin by John Hutton The Mons Myth by Terence Zuber .... Which mostly focus on parts of the campaign. I am very keen to find a single volume on the BEF in 1914. If anyone has any thoughts on any title(s) they would be very gratefully received. The more detail and the more academic the better. It may be that there is no single volume that can do this period justice and I may need to break 1914 down along the lines of the Operations as defined by the battlefield nomenclature committee. The OH Vol 1 is rather dry. I am not a fan of Edmonds' writing style. If anyone can also point me to relevant reviews (maybe your own reviews) that would be equally welcome. Separately, are any of the Divisional histories of any use or are they the usual eulogies? I have a reasonably low expectation of Divisional histories after wading through those of the 10th, 53rd, 29th and 52nd Divs on other campaigns. Thank you in advance. MG Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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