Liaison, 1914. A Narrative of the Great Retreat.

SPEARS, Brig. Gen E. L.

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large, thick octavo, (xxx), (598)pp. With a Preface by Winsron S. Churchill. With fourteen maps and two sketches by Lt. Col. Sir Morgan Crofton. Many historians, not least Winston Churchill, agree that The Great War was decided during the first month of fighting. Fortunately a young highly literate and talented British officer was superbly well placed to witness this historic period. Thanks to his fluent French Edward Louis Spears was sent in mid August 1914 to liaise between Field Marshal Sir John French and the French High Command. In the weeks that followed, events moved at lightning speed and decisions were made without consulting or informing their counterparts. It fell to Spears to update the British of their ally’s moves. Without modern communication this often involved Spears traveling on clogged roads between head quarters. As the sole British representative at, first, HQ Fifth French Army and then Tenth Army, the influence of this 28 year old author was immense and Spears on many occasions proved unworried about speaking his mind. Clearly his efforts were appreciated; he was made a Chevalier de la Legion d’honeur and awarded the Military Cross (he was wounded four times). Churchill , who became a life long friend, wrote the Foreword to the original edition of this truly extraordinary account which anyone who wishes to understand the events of 1914 must read. Neat name on front end paper, otherwise a near fine copy of this important book. original maroon cloth stamped in gilt on spine. Bookseller Inventory #

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Book Description Hardback, 588 pagesPublished Price £30 This is the classic account of the British Expeditionary ForceÕs role in the opening weeks of the Great War, written by Edward Spears, the young British officer who, because of his fluent command of French, was appointed as liaison officer between the BEF and the French High Command. In his preface to his friendÕs book, Winston Churchill writes that he found SpearsÕ eye witness account Ôso captivating that I could scarcely lay them downÕ. As the German juggernaut rolled through Belgium and into France in August 1914 Spears was present as interpreter in crucial meetings between Sir John French, the BEFÕs commander ( who spoke no French) and the French commanders Lanrezac, Joffre and Foch. Liaison 1914 is no dry-as-dust military history, but an enthralling description of world-shaking events as the decisions that would dictate the course of the war were taken. No-one remotely interested in the history of the conflict can afford to miss this book. Bookseller Inventory # 25423

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