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The British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War I was tiny by the standards of the other belligerent powers. Yet, when deployed to France in 1914, it prevailed against the German army because of its professionalism and tactical skill, strengths developed through hard lessons learned a dozen years earlier. In October 1899, the British went to war against the South ...more
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Published November 28th 2012 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Well argued and well structured analysis of how the British experience in the Second Boer War shaped the development of tactics that enabled the BEF to perform so well in the early months of the First World War.

Highly recommended for students and general readers alike.
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This book is as advertised. It provides a good look into the evolution of British Army tactics from the 19th Century into the 20th.
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