August 1914
The Battle for France

In August 1914 the fate of Europe hangs in the balance as the British expeditionary force of just 120,000 men, the unprepared French army and the small Belgian force try to halt the overwhelming might of the Kaiser's army. Ill-prepared to counter the force of the audacious Schlieffen Plan, the allies fight desperately in the sweltering heat to save France and prevent the encirclement which would change World History.

In this new film, military historian Dr Spencer Jones reveals how bravery and blunders by senior officers allowed allies to save France by the thinnest of margins.

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Other films with Spencer Jones
Why the British Army was so effective in 1914A Black Week for the British army
Why the British Army was so effective in 1914 A Black Week for the British army

Read the books
Courage Without Glory. The British Army on the Western Front 1915 Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914
Courage Without Glory. The British Army on the Western Front 1915 Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902-1914
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