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Passchendaele : a new history
Passchendaele : a new history
Lloyd, Nick2017
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Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The Ypres offensive represents the modern impression of the First World War: splintered trees, water-filled craters, muddy shell-holes. The climax was one of the worst battles of both world wars: Passchendaele. The village fell eventually, only for the whole offensive to be called off. But, as Nick Lloyd shows, notably through previously unexamined German documents, it put the Allies nearer to a major turning point in the war than we have ever imagined.
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London : Viking, 2017.
Collation:
xviii, 410 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1.Manoeuvres of War -- 2.Haig and the `Northern Operation' -- 3.`A Great Sea of Flames' -- 4.`Have We Time to Accomplish?' -- 5.`Under Constant Fire' -- 6.`A Perfect Bloody Curse' -- 7.`Like the Black Hole of Calcutta' -- 8.`A Question of Concentration' -- 9.`An Introduction to Hard Work' -- 10.`A Stunning Pandemonium' -- 11.`War with a Big W' -- 12.`An Overwhelming Blow' -- 13.`The Weakness of Haste' -- 14.`Not Worth a Drop of Blood' -- 15.`Against the Iron Wall'.
ISBN:
9780241004364
Dewey class:
940.431
Language:
English
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