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MOORE (Capt. W., HLI Reserve of Officers) Notes on the Operations of the British Expeditionary Force, August 22nd to September 9th, 1914. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 62pp., fldg. maps. Hythe, Kent: W.S. Paine & Co. 1925  #49734
[HLMainPic] A primer for officers based on the author's notes for his promotion exam: "As... he was successful on that occasion, it is hoped that they may be of use to other candidates." Useful account of the opening campaign: Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons & the Marne (including comments on matter such as "mis-use of German mobile troops") to which another hand (unidentified but for initials AJS) has added a note: "A useful 'aid' but insufficient in itself for Exam purposes - Beware of the omissions, some of which are noted in the text." AJS's five or six corrections/observations are present. Orig. printed wraps., edges & sp. neatly repaired with archival tape, VG thus & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35


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