Passchendaele: The Story Behind the Tragic Victory of 1917 by Philip Warner

Passchendaele: The Story Behind the Tragic Victory of 1917 by Philip Warner lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Sidgwick & Jackson, 1988, Paperback.

First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: On 31st July 1917, the 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.

Philip Warner, the noted historian of twentieth-century warfare, has skilfully brought together all the elements of this horrific campaign and he investigates the issues which had a crucial effect on the course of the battle.

However, it is the determined fighting ability and bravery of the allied soldiers, rather than the tactical plans of the commanders, that dominate this detailed and totally absorbing account of the harrowing four-month campaign called the Battle of Passchendaele.

Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

269 pages. Index. Bibliography. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.00 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!

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