The Retreat from Mons 1914: South

The Retreat from Mons 1914: south. Etreux to the Marne.

 This useful pocket-guide in the Battle Lines series fills a gap for those looking to follow the opening campaign of the First World War and in the expert if 'virtual' hands of accomplished tour guides Cooksey and Murland.

The book takes readers over routes that can be walked, biked or driven and carefully explains the fighting that took place at each point along that journey in vivid detail. They describe what happened and why and who was involved, pointing out the various sights of interest along the way. Accompanied by maps, period images and current photographs of the main locations this is certainly a handy guide for those wanting to plan their own battlefield tour. A useful and accurate publication, as well as being an interesting read.

COOKSEY (Jon) and MURLAND (Jerry), The Retreat from Mons 1914: south, Barnsley, Pen and Sword Books, 2014, 152 pages

Review published in Britain_at_War_february_1915.