The Affair at Nery, 1 September 1914

The Affair at Nery, 1 September 1914

By: Patrick Takle (author)Paperback

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Early on 1 September 1914, the Germans surprised 1st Cavalry Brigade harbouring in the little town of Nery. Their initial bombardment caused chaos and destruction and the British took time to organize themselves. The actions of two batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery were eventually so successful that even today there is a battery known as Nery Battery RHA. The Queen's Bay's a cavalry regiment, charged in classic style and the Germans, who mistakenly thought they were out numbered, withdrew with heavy casualties. Of the three VCs, two were posthumous. While a small engagement by later Great War standards, Nery is a classic case study of an artillery duel and cavalry action.

About Author

Patrick Takle spent 33 years in the British Army, serving in the Infantry and as an Intelligence Officer in specialist units. Following his retirement, he pursued a career as an international banker and management consultant, working in Eastern Europe. He is the author of The Affair at Nery and British Army in France After Dunkirk, both in print with Pen and Sword Military.

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  • ISBN13: 9781844154029
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781844154029
  • ISBN10: 1844154025

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