The Sacrificial Ground
Paperback 351pp Illustrated
9780304359752   Product Code: 21419
'You could either get through or die, because if you were wounded and you slipped off the duckboards you just sank into the mud': with its appalling conditions, the Third Battle of Ypres, better known as Passchendaele, has come to symbolize the First World War's futility. This account of the battle gives voice to the men who perished, using extensive quotation from diaries, letters, memoirs and oral histories.