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The British Army of 1914 by Major R. Money Barnes (1968 Hardback)


£20.00

Good reading condition used 1968 First Edition
Hardback with intact worn Dust Jacket.

Published by Seeley Service and Co., London.
Author: Major R. Money Barnes.
Illustrations by the author.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 160mm w x 35mm d.

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The British Army of 1914 by Major R. Money Barnes.
Its History, Uniforms & Contemporary Continental Armies.
(Imperial Services Library Volume IX)

Condition and Description:

Good reading condition used 1968 First Edition Hardback with intact worn Dust Jacket.

Published by Seeley Service and Company Ltd, London.
Author: Major R. Money Barnes.
Illustrations by the author.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 160mm w x 35mm d.

Intact worn condition dust jacket with some fraying/ small tears to edges and corners, rubbing with colour loss to edges, slight creasing to edges, and some signs of handling. Intact spine. Not price-clipped. DJ over very good condition red cloth boards. 376 clean, slightly tanned pages of English text with colour frontis plate, 7 other colour plates, 8 monochrome illustrations on plates, plus 21 b&w full-page b&w photo illustrations. Previous owner’s bookplate with name to inside front leaf. No other inscriptions. Some foxing and sunning to page ends. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The British Army of 1914 by Major R. Money Barnes:

The book begins with a description of the changes that took place after the Crimean War and the South African War of 1899-1902, and examines the political situation in Europe prior to 1914. It then pictures the B.E.F. mobilising and moving to the battlefront, followed by the story of the Battle of Mons, the retreat to within a few miles of Paris, the Battle of the Marne, the allied pursuit of the Germans and the Battle of the Aisne.

A substantial appendix gives a condensed history of every Corps and Regiment from its formation, including their badges (illustrated), the various titles up to 1914 and latest transformation. It also includes the Stations of August 1914, Colours, Battle Honours, Uniforms, Allied Regiments, Militia and Territorial Battalions, and some brief accounts of historical events and incidents. There is also a list of Yeomanry Regiments. With 296 numbered pages, 21 photographs and 16 illustrated plates, of which 8 are in full colour, show the 1914 guns, weapons, transport and aircraft, the British and foreign full dress uniforms. Overall, a excellent study of the British Army on the eve of their entry into World War I.