WW1 - The British Expenditry Force (BEF)

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BEF (British Expenditry Force)

Britain took immense pride in its navy, which no other could at this time rival, as a result mass budgets were spent on the Navy and maintaining its greatness. The Navy was used to police the mass British Empire and was seen as Britain’s best form of defence against the Germans. As a result little money was spent on the army, who’s main job was to police the Empire, rather than fight. During the mounting tensions between Germany and Britain the BEF was set up to ensue that an Expenditry force could, if needed be used to fight.

The BEF was under the command of Sir John French, a cavalry officer whose good reputation had…

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