Follow Me! I Will Lead You!: Letters of a BEF Battalion Leader 1914-1915

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'Follow me! I will lead you!' were the last words of Lt. Col. George Brenton Laurie, who commanded the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and was killed at Neuve Chapelle in March, 1915. He died with his revolver in hand while leading his men in an assault on the German lines. Laurie left behind a remarkable collection of letters, which provide us with a privileged insight into the day to day experience of a battalion commander and his struggles to make sense of the developing madness of trench warfare. Leading his battalion ...

Follow Me! I Will Lead You!: Letters of a BEF Battalion Leader 1914-1915 2014, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781473823334

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