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BECKE (Major A.F., late RFA) The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914. 1st Ed., viii+87pp., 5 fldg. maps & 4 fldg. sketches in end-pocket. Woolwich: RA Institution. Jan. 1919  #57566
[HLMainPic] Invaluable, detailed stage-by-stage account of the battle. Becke was attached to the Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence, so had - for a regimental historian writing in 1918 - privileged access to the relevant War Diaries. In addition, he interviewed every available artillery officer who was present, & as a respected military historian & gunner officer his analysis & thoroughness are beyond question. Orig. paper covd. printed boards, red cloth backstrip, sp. sunned, somewhat marked, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £45




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