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Riding The Retreat: Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited (Paperback)
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Riding The Retreat: Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 01/03/2007
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The retreat of the British Expeditionary Force from Mons in the early months of the First World War is one of the great dramas of European history. Blending his recreation of the military campaign with contemporary testimony and an account of his own ride over the route, Richard Holmes takes the reader on a unique journey - to glimpse the summer the old world ended.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781845951092
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The author tells two stories in parallel: that of his own journey and a first-rate account of what happened eighty years before" -- Max Egremont * Evening Standard *
"A book that amuses yet haunts, brisk at one moment, melancholy the next... an effortless blend of past and present" -- Michael Sheridan * Independent on Sunday *
"Succeeds admirably in both parts: the travelogue weaves in and out, giving welcome relief from the sweat and fear, the sleeplessness, the fearful wounds and the killing... Masterly" * Daily Telegraph *

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“Well researched and highly readable”

I bought this book because I intend to explore part of the route of the Retreat myself. Holmes did the journey on horseback, and the book features a lot of equine lore on tackle and riding skills and will be of... More

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22nd January 2012
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