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Osprey Men-at-Arms 391 : The British Army (1) 1914-1918 : The Western Front 1914-1916

At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 the British Army was unique. Unlike the massed conscripts of the continental powers, the British Army was a small force raised entirely by voluntary recruitment. While the first campaigns brought admiring praise from the enemy for its incomparable soldiers, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) had been virtually eliminated by the end of 1914. Kitchener's call for volunteers to build the 'New Armies' drew such an astonishing patriotic response that by the 'Big Push' on the Somme in mid-1916 the BEF had grown from five to 55 divisions. However, that summer's hideous casualties forced Britain to adopt conscription at last. Text and illustrations by Mike Chappell.

    Contents
  • Campaign summary
  • Organization
    The Regular Army & British Expeditionary Force
    Territorial Force
    'Kitchener's Army'
    RN & RM Units Operating on Land
  • Training
  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Uniforms
  • Insignia
  • Decorations
  • Personal Equipment & Weapons
  • Supporting Arms


The books in this series are;
Men-at-Arms 391 : The British Army (1) 1914-1918 : The Western Front 1914-1916
Men-at-Arms 402 : The British Army in World War I (2) : The Western Front 1916-1918
Men-at-Arms 406 : The British Army in World War I (3) : The Eastern Fronts

 

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