This is a book largely based on secondary sources that is sweepingly dismissive of the British Expeditionary Force
(BEF), and which claims that the Germans won all the major battles only to be denied victory at the last by the intervention of American troops.
Another theme is Haig's deep grasp of army administration developed during his junior and middle years, an understanding that stood him in particularly good stead as the British Expeditionary Force
British Army Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force
(BEF) during World War I, has become known as the epitome of the military "butcher and bungler.
This was the defeat that became legend when men of the British Expeditionary Force
were rescued from the French coast.
A 100,000-strong British expeditionary Force
begins crossing Channel.
The author, a combat veteran and defense and foreign policy consultant, relates the stories of five military battles of the 20th century that changed the face of modern war: the Battle of Mons in 1914 between the British Expeditionary Force
and the Germans, the Battle of Shanghai in 1937 between the Imperial Japanese Army and the Chinese army, the destruction of the German Army Group Center in 1944 by the Red Army, the counterattack across the Suez in 1973 between the Egyptians and the Israel Defense Forces, and the Battle of 73 Easting in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm.
Germany's attempt to break the stalemate in the spring offensive of 1918 is well documented, but less academic attention has been paid to the British Expeditionary Force
(BEF) campaign that helped force the Armistice.
conflict for the British Expeditionary Force
(BEF) in the war to that time, with six divisions amounting to 75,000 taking part.
As the Nazi's relentlessly progressed through the Netherlands, Belgium and France in May 1940 the British Expeditionary Force
(BEF), along with sections of the French and Belgian armies, were driven back to the beaches of Northern France.
She was part of the most unlikely flotilla in British naval history - a hotchpotch of some 700 requisitioned civilian vessels dispatched across the Channel to rescue the retreating British Expeditionary Force
A MIDLANDS research group is running a trip to northern France and Belgium in November to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the British Expeditionary Force
Britain had vowed to defend Belgium's neutrality, so declared war and despatched the British Expeditionary Force
(BEF) across the channel.