The early battles in France were fought in open country. Jack Campbell describes the retreat from Mons.

Jack Campbell describes the fighting which took place in open country during the early days of the war.

Retreating from Mons became a test of endurance as the men were given ten minutes rest every hour. What rest was given during the night depended on how near the advancing German army was.  After a few days marching the men began to have hallucinations because of the lack of rest.