The German First Army swept through Belgium in August 1914, acting on the "Schlieffen Plan" to knock France out of the war early. On August 22nd, von Kluck's 17th and 18th Divisions found the British Expeditionary Force holding the town of Mons along the Conde Canal. The Mons salient had to be eliminated for a rapid German advance to press west. Out-numbered by 3-to-1, elements of the British 3rd Division found themselves in a heated rearguard action!
Could the BEF hold the salient long enough to delay the German advance? Read on to find out!