“The Grave of Cold British Steel” – How the Lessons of the Boer War Shaped British Tactics in 1914
West Point Press
"In 1914, in the face of a massive German offensive, the British Expeditionary Force proved crucial in defeating the Schlieffen Plan. The BEF did this in spite of the fact that the British army had not faced another well-trained and disciplined European enemy since the Crimean War over fifty years before. Yet the “Old Contemptibles,” as the BEF became known, not only held the line but eventually stopped the advance of the German First Army on the Marne..."
Kohmetscher, Max. ““The Grave of Cold British Steel” – How the Lessons of the Boer War Shaped British Tactics in 1914.” West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 12 (Spring 2022): 35-44.