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'Horace Lockwwod Smith Dorrien', a talk given by by Arthur Aston


Smith Dorrien had to fight at Mons almost immediately after taking over for the deceased Grierson. Despite his generalship there and at Le Cateau, he fell foul of the vindicitive Sir John French. Ultimately the ineffective CO of the BEF found a spurious way to sack Smith Dorrien after 2nd Ypres. Arthur Aston considers the loss of this General to…

'The Life of General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien' with Athur Aston


Speaker: Arthur Aston Smith-Dorrien held senior commands in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the First World War. He commanded II Corps at the Battle of Mons, the first major action fought by the BEF, and the Battle of Le Cateau, where he fought a vigorous and successful defensive action contrary to the wishes of the Commander-in-Chief…