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The story of the B.E.F from it's deployment in August 1914 up to the 1st battle of Eypres and the turn of the year is well known and the subject of a number of books, many of which I have read.
This is a refreshing look at events and places the "BEF story" we are familiar with into context as only part of the much bigger confrontation of much bigger events.
Would recommend this to both those with some knowledge and those looking at the Great War for the first time.
Would you consider the audio edition of Fire and Movement to be better than the print version?
The audiobook was somewhat spoiled for me by the delivery by the narrator. This was especially bad when it came to interpreting the first hand accounts. Poor delivery of English regional accents, sometimes attributed poorly and awful interpretation of French, German accents. I imagine General Foch is turning in his grave at the dreadful Allo Allo style representation of his voice
What did you like best about this story?
It is a different account and interpretation of the evidence of the BEF in 1914. There are no rose tinted spectacles and it is very good to have a fresh IWW of it
Would you be willing to try another one of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performances?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
that really bothers me, as it makes it harder to understand what they are saying when you lay on a thick French or German accent over important information
3 of 5 people found this review helpful