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Posted on Friday 18th July

HRH the Duke of Cambridge attended the launch of the Centenary Fields initiative at the Coventry War Memorial Park on Wednesday, organized by the Royal British Legion and Coventry City Council. He unveiled a plaque as part of the launch, and also laid a wreath at the Coventry War Memorial and joined local schoolchildren in sowing poppy seeds and other activities.

One of the schoolchildren, eleven-year-old Alisha Bennett – granddaughter of author Jerry Murland – presented Prince William with a copy of The Retreat From Mons – North ahead of his trip to the First World War battlefields next month. The book was very gratefully received and not only caught the interest of the Prince, but also of his ADC who spent the next 10 minutes avidly reading it.

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The Retreat from Mons 1914: North

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The Retreat from Mons 1914: North

(Paperback - 157 pages)
by Jon Cooksey

Mons to the Marne, the latest volume in Pen & Sword's Battle Lines series of walking, cycling and driving guides to the Western Front, is the essential companion for every visitor who is keen to retrace the path taken by the British Expeditionary Force immediately after the outbreak of the First World War. All the most famous battle sites of the Great Retreat are featured here.

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