The British Army of the Rhine After the First World War

Author(s): Michael Foley 

ISBN: 9781781555644
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The experiences of troops of the British Army of the Rhine in post-First World War Germany.

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  • Contains previously unseen and unpublished photographs of the BAOR (British Army of the Rhine)

  • Personal experiences of the men who were the BAOR

  • How the British occupation forces became the most popular of the Allies based in Germany

  • How the situation in post-First World War Germany led to the outbreak of the Second World War

With the end of the First World War, British troops crossed the Rhine and entered a country torn by violence where revolution seemed likely. Also, there was a threat of the war resuming if Germany refused to accept Allied terms. British forces were plunged into the turmoil of a defeated country and had to face not only political unrest, but the German public who they expected to be in a hostile mood as they faced the victorious Allied forces taking over their country.

British troops not only faced this difficult situation, but were disillusioned with their continued service. The majority had expected to be demobbed as soon as the war was won. This was the situation they found themselves in: looking forwards to going home and instead forced into a hostile country where war may breakout again at any time.

The British Army of the Rhine: After the First World War looks at how British troops became the most popular members of the occupation force as Britain and the world faced the growth of German unrest that led to the Second World War.

BOOK ISBN 9781781555644
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 September 2017
ILLUSTRATIONS 48 black-and-white photographs



Michael Foley spent much of his career teaching in inner city primary schools before becoming a full-time carer to his disabled twin grandsons. It was then that he began to write professionally and has published over twenty–two books on various subjects as well as numerous articles and short stories in magazines. He lives with his wife and one of his grandchildren in Essex.