Passchendaele 1917

Passchendaele 1917

The Tommies' Experience of the Third Battle of Ypres

Hardback288pp Illustrated233x153mm

9781445655710     Product Code: 225914


The British offensive at Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was launched at 3.30am on 31 July 1917; led by Sir Douglas Haig, this ‘big push’ was to achieve a breakthrough, but it became a four-month-long stalemate of constant shelling, torrential rain, mud and filth. Parker chronicles the operation, describes the conditions on the battlefield and the increasingly industrialized warfare of tanks, gas and mines that added to the carnage; and he questions the necessity of the sacrifice.

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