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The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played a significant role in the colossal clash of Europe's armies in 1914, which has gone on to be one of the greatest stories of 20th century history. This book offers a view of the appreciation of the British Army's opening campaign in the West, detailing both successes and failings of the BEF at war.
Adrian Gilbert's recent books include Voices of the French Foreign Legion (2009) and POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945 (2006) - named by The Sunday Times as a top ten military book of the year. Four other titles have been 'main selections' for the Military and Aviation Book Society, and his book on sniping has sold over 100,000 paperback copies in the US. He has contributed to TV documentaries and written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, Guardian, Good Book Guide and Gramophone. He also runs a military history book-review site: www.warbooksreview.com. His website can be found at www.adrian-gilbert.co.uk.