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Riding the Retreat
By Richard Holmes

Riding the Retreat

Mons to the Marne 1914 Revisited

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Riding the Retreat by Richard Holmes

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845951092
ISBN-10: 1845951093
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A confessional chronicle and pilgrimage that takes biographer Richard Holmes across three centuries, through much of Europe and into both his intellectual passions as well as the lively company of many earlier biographers. Central to his book is a powerful evocation of the lives of women - both scientific and literary.

Weapon by Richard Holmes Weapon, Hardback (May 2016)

Charting the history of arms and armour worldwide, this title shows the evolution of weaponry from stone maces to machine-guns, and discover the brutal history of the warriors who wielded them. Drawing extensively on the treasures of the Royal Armouries Museum, it provides details the date, weight, size, and country of origin of these arms.

World War II the Definitive Visual Guide by Richard Holmes World War II the Definitive Visual Guide, Hardback (May 2015)

A visual history of the people, politics and events of the epic conflict that shaped the modern world, World War II. It helps you find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders and technological advances that influenced the course of the war.

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Author Biography - Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and the University of Reading, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second Empire. For many years he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. A celebrated military historian, Richard Holmes is the author of the best-selling and widely acclaimed Tommy and Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket. His dozen other books include Dusty Warriors, Sahib, The Western Front, The Little Field Marshal: Sir John French, The Road to Sedan, Riding the Retreat, The Second World War in Photographs and Firing Line (also published by Pimlico). He is general editor of The Oxford Companion to Military History and has presented eight BBC TV series, including 'War Walks', 'The Western Front' and 'Battlefields', and is famous for his hugely successful series 'Wellington: The Iron Duke' and 'Rebels and Redcoats'.

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