'Horace Lockwwod Smith Dorrien', a talk given by by Arthur Aston
From 14 April 2017 19:30 until 23:00
Posted by Terry Jackson
Categories: Lancashire and Cheshire
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 BEF