The battle for Ypres in October and November 1914 represented the last opportunity for open, mobile warfare on the Western Front. In the first study of First Ypres for almost 40 years, Ian Beckett draws on a wide range of sources never previously used to reappraise the conduct of the battle, its significance and its legacy.
1. The Belgian option and the race to the sea
2. Four armies in Flanders Fields
3. Advance to contact
5. The South
6. Army Group Fabeck
Conclusion: The immortal salient
Appendix: Orders of battle