THE MONS STAR: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914.

By: Ascoli, David.

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250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first campaign medal of the Great War - the 1914 Star - was struck in 1917. In October 1919, by command of the King, a bar bearing the dates '5th Aug.-22nd Nov. 1914' was awarded to all holders of the medal who had been under fire - i.e., 'within range of enemy mobile artillery' - in France and Flanders between the qualifying dates. Fewer than 230,000 bars were awarded. The recipients - and only they - were and are the Old Contemptibles. Their very special medal has come to be known, by hallowed tradition, as the 'Mons Star'; and this is their story." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 11 digit number written in ink on back of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small chips and tears along top edge, light rubbing.

Title: THE MONS STAR: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914.

Author Name: Ascoli, David.

Categories: Military - First World War, Military - Medals, Orders, Decorations,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Harrap: 1981

ISBN Number: 0245537856

ISBN Number 13: 9780245537851

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 17051

Keywords: Campaign medals, 1914 Star, Old Contemptibles, Mons, France, Flanders, British Expeditionary Force, Ypres, Le Cateau, Marne, Aisne, Antwerp, BEF, La Bassee, Armentieres, Salient, Order of Battle, Brigades, Artillery, Sir John French, Haig, Kitchener, First World War, World War I, Mons Star, British Medals, Bars.,