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Stemming the Tide


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Surprisingly, this excellent offering from Helion doesn't seem to have had a mention here. Edited by Spencer Jones, it's a collection of well-written, well-reasoned essays on command aspects of the BEF's 1914 campaign, and highly recommended, Naval and Military Press are offering the paperback version at £6.39 in their summer sale, and it's worth every penny.

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A great read. Contributions by

Stephen Badsey

John Spencer

Gary Sheffiled

Spencer Jones

Michael LoCicero

among others. Some very interesting analysis.

My copy weighs rather a lot. Typical Helion: high quality paper and very high production value. MG

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It gets a mention here http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=202557&hl=%22stemming+the+tide%22but there is no harm in reinforcing what was said back then.

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I did search for previous mentions, but nothing came up. Must have been looking in the wrong place. NMP's offer seems to be on the paperback version, by the way, but still worth it

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That's very good value I would say.

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It certainly looks very interesting, and extremely good value.

Would you recommend this for someone like me with a general interest or is it for a specialist?

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I am a generalist, as it were, and the book is fairly narrowly focused on the personalities, abilities, and backgrounds of the BEF commanders at all levels who led in 1914, but I found it very informative. It clarifies hugely what went on in the early months of the war, and who these men were who bore the brunt of command and responsibility. I would definitely give it a go.

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I am a generalist, as it were, and the book is fairly narrowly focused on the personalities, abilities, and backgrounds of the BEF commanders at all levels who led in 1914, but I found it very informative. It clarifies hugely what went on in the early months of the war, and who these men were who bore the brunt of command and responsibility. I would definitely give it a go.

Okay, thanks .... now, where's my bank manager, and is he in a good mood?!!

:)

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It is a particularly good book offering a very sound analysis of BEF in a very good new series from Helion, each of which has been of high quality

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