5 edition of Passchendaele 1917 found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-276) and index.
|Series||VCs of the First World War|
|LC Classifications||D542.Y72 S66 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 280 p. :|
|Number of Pages||280|
|LC Control Number||98207979|
Gervase Phillips reports on the vital role of the ‘pigeon post’ amid Passchendaele’s waterlogged crater-fields. For Major Alec Waley, the commanding officer of the British Expeditionary Force’s Carrier Pigeon Service, 31 July was a peculiarly tense day, but ultimately a very satisfying one. The definitive account of Passchendaele, the months-long battle that epitomizes the immense tragedy of the First World WarPasschendaele. The name of a small, seemingly insignificant Flemish village echoes across the twentieth century as the ultimate expression of meaningless, industrialized slaughter. In the summer of , upwards of , men were killed or wounded, 5/5(1).
Published in time for the th anniversary of the epic Battle of Passchendaele which began on 31st July , "The Road to Passchendaele" is a timely and timeless contribution to the growing library of World War I histories and memoirs. Midwest Book Review. As featured in. Life in Farnham. As featured in 'Christmas Gift Guide':Price: £ Passchendaele Pipes & Drums - Flanders Memorial Pipe Band. likes. Een traditionele pipe band uit West-Vlaanderen. Belgisch kampioen Graad 4
Half a million British, French, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and German soldiers were killed or wounded in the four-month series of battles in called Passchendaele or, officially, Third Ypre. Passchendaele is the story of one of the most pitiless and iconic battles of the First World War, known today as Third Ypres. Fought over three tortuous months in , the fighting raged through some of the worst physical conditions of the entire war, /5(2).
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Battle Story: Passchendaele Paperback – May 1, by McNab (Author) out of 5 stars 16 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.
Price New from Used from Hardcover, Illustrated "Please retry" $ /5(16). This is a heartbreaking book, describing in detail the terrible struggle and hardship men on both sides endured during WW1 in when the British and British Overseas forces finally pushed through and took Passchendaele/5.
In Flanders Fields: Passchendaele Paperback – June 1, by Leon Wolff (Author) › Visit Amazon's Leon Wolff Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: 9. McNab guides us through the battles of Ypres in culminating in the third battle including the tragedies, benefits, and failures of the battle.
With a main focus on the Allied sides of the battles this book also manages to Passchendaele was the third battle of Ypres in Belgium, and a huge cost in life on both the allied and German side/5. Buy Passchendaele: The Story of the Third Battle of Ypres by MacDonald, Lyn (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(82). Nearly ninety years ago, on 31st Julythe small Belgian village of Passchendaele became the focus for one of the most gruelling, bloody and bizarre battles of World War 1.
By 6th November, when Passchendaele village and the ridge were captured, over half a million British, French, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and Germans had.
The classic military thinking is that lines should be straightened to make them more defendable. For this, and other reasons, many military historians have questioned the value of holding the salient; such as Lyn MacDonald in her highly recommended book Passchendaele: The Story of the Third Battle of Ypres Brand: The History Press.
Battle of Passchendaele (July 31–November 6, ), World War I battle that embodied the senseless slaughter of the Western Front. Passchendaele was the third and longest battle to take place at Ypres, Belgium.
The Allied victory was achieved at enormous cost for. The events of take place prior to the Battle of Poelcappelle, a smaller skirmish in the larger Battle of Passchendaele, or the Third Battle of Ypres, but were heavily inspired by the campaign Author: Meilan Solly.
Nick Lloyd’s Passchendaele – A New History is written with a lightness of touch which defies the complexity of this battle. The temptation in any book of this kind is to allow the facts to Author: Ronan Mcgreevy. Nearly ninety years ago, on 31st Julythe small Belgian village of Passchendaele became the focus for one of the most gruelling, bloody and bizarre battles of World War 1.
By 6th November, when Passchendaele village and the ridge were captured, over half a million British, French, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and Germans had become casualties.4/5(1). Passchendaele. The name of a small, seemingly insignificant Flemish village echoes across the twentieth century as the ultimate expression of meaningless, industrialized slaughter.
In the summer ofupwards ofmen were killed or wounded, maimed, gassed, drowned, or buried in this small corner of : Basic Books. A fresh and thorough examination of the events of July to November is definitely needed. Dr Nick Lloyd has achieved this in his book Passchendaele: A New History, an account that is both scholarly and gripping.
(Glyn Harper, Professor of War Studies, Massey University)/5(). These may be of some help: Your first stop should be John Terraine's The Road to Passchendaele: the Flanders Offensive of (); while not "modern" in the strictest sense, Terraine is very much reliable on these matters and is one of the fathers of the "learning curve" school to begin with.
He doesn't put up with any Lions/Donkeys nonsense. Peter Barton and Jeremy Banning's Passchendaele. Synopsis This is an account of the British Expeditionary Forces battles in the summer and autumn of It begins with the Allied plan to free up the Flanders coast, to limit German naval and submarine attacks on British opening offensive began with the detonation of nineteen mines on 7 June and ended with the capture of the Messines : Andrew Rawson.
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele in Zonnebeke is a Belgian museum devoted to the Battle of Passchendaele (also known as the Third Battle of Ypres), where in in only days, almostmen were killed for only eight kilometers gain of museum is housed in the historic château grounds of Zonnebeke and focuses on the material aspects of World War I.
No conflict of the Great War excites stronger emotions than the war in Flanders in the autumn ofand no name better encapsulates the horror and apparent futility of the Western Front than Passchendaele. By its end there had beenAllied andGerman casualties. Battle of Passchendaele Date J – Novem Location Passendale, Belgium Victor Tactical Allied victory Strategic Allied victory Operational Allied failure Contenders British Kingdom (Australia, Canada, India, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, United Kingdom) France Belgium German Empire Unit Strength 50 British, 6 French divisions 77–83 German divisions.
Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to Novemberthe worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches.
Battle of Passchendaele Credit: World History Archive / Alamy German and British forces became locked in a mud-drenched stalemate for a month and a. As indicated by the title, the book covers only the Flanders offensive by the British (with a small but equally disastrous contribution by the French), otherwise known as the Third Battle of Ypres or the Passchendaele campaign.
But that campaign is emblematic of the senseless slaughter on the Western Front in World War : Get this from a library! Passchendaele [Stephen Snelling] -- "Passchendaele has come to serve as a symbol of the folly and futility of war, chiefly remembered for its carnage and profligate waste of human lives.
It also stands as testament to the endurance and.Passchendaele Paperback – May 1 by Chris McNab (Author) out of 5 stars 16 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.
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