This is the third glob I am writing about source material for people to read and study in connection with the forthcoming novel, St. George and the Angels of Mons. David Lomas’ book Mons 1914: The BEF’s Tactical Triumph (Campaign) by David Lomas and Ed Dovey (Sep 15, 1997). The book presents briefly the background of the war, the key generals on the British and German, and French armies. There are clear maps, descriptions of weaponry, and, most importantly, a description of the day’s battle. The second part of the book describes the battle two days later at Le Cateau in France. Mr. Lomas’ book is factual and clear.
In my novel, St. George and the Angels of Mons, angels join the fight at Mon, the Forest of Mormal, and at Le Cateau. The novel will be published in May.
Mr. Lomas’ book might be considered a guide to the novel. You will see where the novel is true to the facts and where it deviates.
The next set of globs will introduce historical characters who appear in the novel. Stay tuned.