(Edinburgh): Birlinn, (2001),
First Printing of this edition. octavo, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. xxii, 250pp. Birlinn, Item #26097
Illustrated with photographs and maps. The battle of Mons in August 1914 endures as one of the British Army's greatest moments, despite the much larger actions fought in the next four years. The German timetable of conquest was briefly but fatally disrupted, and the experiences of that August battle had a decisive influence on Bernard Montgomery and other survivors who were to lead British forces through World War II and beyond. Very fine, clean copy.