JEFFERY Woolston defends the record of the Commanderin-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force
, Sir Douglas Haig, and supports his strategy of attrition, asserting that there was no alternative to frontal attacks.
The 1st battalion has been mobilised for France a week after war was declared, landing as part of the British Expeditionary Force
The lack of firepower, blamed by Lord John French, Commander in Chief of the British Expeditionary Force
, for the failures of the spring campaign in 1915 had major repercussions on the home front.
The Kaiser ignored the fact of the Welsh, Scottish and Irish representation in the British Expeditionary Force
and obviously believed, like many Europeans still do today, that being British meant you must be English
The Kaiser was, however, personally responsible for the description of the British Expeditionary Force
as a "contemptible little army", in a message to his troops on August 19.
He discovered the terrible fate of Private Thomas Wilson White, a cook with 2nd Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment sent to France with the British Expeditionary Force
, by chance.
At the time he was engaged to my Mum, and when he heard he was to go to France with British Expeditionary Force
they brought their wedding date forward.
The British Expeditionary Force
had some 400,000 troops in France.
His Lordship knew a thing or two about the Empire and his HQ recalled his time in command of the British Expeditionary Force
, which came a cropper on the plains of Afghanistan.
Harris also delves into Haig's relative lack of confidence in the British Expeditionary Force
(BEF), an attitude that the Battle of the Aisne changed by 14 September 1914.
British Expeditionary Force
troops awaiting transport in a south coast port, following their evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940
I AM disappointed that no campaign medals were awarded to personnel of the British Expeditionary Force
, who fought in Belgium and France prior to the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.