By Sir Frank Fox
Paperback, 240 pp
Copyright 2015 Beaumont Fox and Dr. Charles Goodson-Wicks, as the Literary Executor of Sir Frank and Owner of Copyright.
This unique contemporary account of Haig’s GHQ gives a vivid insight into life in Montreuil-sur-Mer from 1916 onwards, and of the complexity of the planning the ultimate defeat of the German Army. The addition of the never generally published statistical summary of casualties, ammunition and supplies adds to the appreciation of Haig’s achievement.
“This remarkable book details what life was like in my Grandfather Haig’s GHQ as the final defeat of the German Army was planned. Haig’s farsightedness in promoting Education was a precursor of his dedication to the welfare of soldiers after the War. Its republication, together with statistics -never previously seen- are an index of the enormity of the task that he orchestrated.” The Rt Hon Lord Astor of Hever Former Defence Minister.
About the Author
Sir Frank Fox was a journalist, soldier, author and campaigner. Having been horrified by the atrocities meted out to the civilian population witnessed whilst a War Correspondent in Belgium in 1914, he determined to become a combatant. He was blown up on the Somme, but returned to France as a Staff Officer after a year's convalescence. He was appointed OBE (Military) and Mentioned in Despatches. In 1922 he accompanied King George V and Lord Haig to the Military cemeteries in Belgium and France. He wrote a record of this in The King's Pilgrimmage — soon to be republished.