From Mons to the First Battle of Ypres is the war diary of a junior infantry officer in the British Army.
Second Lieutenant James Hyndson went to France in August 1914 with the British Expeditionary Force. After his arrival in France, he witnessed the retreat from Mons, the Battle of the Marne, the Battle of the Aisne, and the first Battle of Ypres. He was invalided home in February 1915 and, in the same month, he was awarded the Military Cross.
His diary during this period gives a vivid insight into life under fire. From Mons to the First Battle of Ypres is vital reading for anybody interested in what it was like to be a young British officer in the opening months of the First World War.