Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Battle on the Aisne 1914: The BEF and the birth of the Western Front” as Want to Read:
Battle on the Aisne 1914: The BEF and the birth of the Western Front
The Battle on the Aisne 1914 Studies the fiercely fought battles of the British Expeditionary Force September 1914. In depth analysis of a little known battle by expert published author Full description
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published January 19th 2013 by Pen & Sword Books
(first published October 1st 2012)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The Battle on the Aisne in September/October 1914 is often overlooked, coming as it did between the epic fights of the Marne and Ypres. It was along the river Aisne, however, that trench warfare started on the Western Front. After a long retreat to the Marne, the British and French armies turned around and pursued the Germans back to the River Aisne, where the Germans dug in along the highlands behind the river. Repeated attempts to dislodge them failed, and the Allies found themselves digging ...more
Mar 13, 2015 Mark rated it it was amazing
Once again Jerry Murland has added to the information I have regarding members of my family tree. His use of personal accounts certainly adds to the history, and bringing the stories a human element. This is an excellent account of the Battle of the Aisne 1914, and for those interested in this period a must read, along with the OHS Volumes covering 1914.