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Death of an Army
This text describes the first battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, in which the British Army was destroyed. In this epic struggle, the old British Regular Army, whose fighting qualities have never been surpassed, stood and died facing odds of up to seven to one.
Paperback, 195 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Wordsworth Editions
(first published 1967)
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Rushing in from Mons and rushing out towards the Christmas truce, the unit-studded war of movement rolls over 150 pages and oversized maps, catching its breath occasionally to deliver meagre biographical info on the High Command. In wanting to do too much, it has aged terribly.