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Description: Corgi, London, 1971, 1st in imprint, paperback, 253pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., [iii] ads., wraparound pictorial wrappers, the story of the British Expeditionary Force of 1914, the outdated, outnumbered and unprepared regular army trained to the old standards that had to learn modern warfare the hard way, discovering that cavalry units were no longer viable, that sappers were as important as infantry and that artillery was more important than the Household Brigade, they neverthless proverd their worth and held the front until Kitchener's New Army was available, revelling in the Haiser's description of them as a 'contemptible little army', light vertical crease in sunned spine, edges tanned, very good,

Keywords: war ww1 army british expeditionary force old contemptibles kitchener

Price: GBP 4.80 = appr. US$ 6.85 Seller: A Book for all Reasons
- Book number: 44218

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