By Peter Doyle- (Hardback)
The Battle of Loos was fought by the British Expeditionary Force of 1915 in support of the French. They suffered 6,350 deaths and 50,380 casualties as they tried to breach an impenetrable German second line.
Detailed profiles explore the personalities of the Allied and German leaders, as well as new tactics coming to the fore, such as poison gas warfare. Comprehensive maps bring you close to the action with informative details of the British and French advances. Photographs allow you to get to know the faces, equipment and terrain behind the battle, and see for yourself who, what and where the conflict was pitched. First-hand accounts of the battle appear throughout, telling the true story of the fighting from both personal accounts and official sources. Orders of battle reveal the composition of both the British and German armies. Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this crucial battle.