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Passchendaele: The Tragic Victory of 1917

Warner, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0689119828 / ISBN 13: 9780689119828
Published by Atheneum, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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269pp/illus/maps. In July 1917, the small Belgian village of Passchendaele became the focus for one of the most grueling, bloody, and bizarre battles of World War I. When it was over, in early November, over half a million soldiers had become casualties, without either army having achieved a decisive strategic result. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 008902

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Title: Passchendaele: The Tragic Victory of 1917

Publisher: Atheneum, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: 1st Printing

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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 I. By 6th November, when Passchendaele village and its ridge were captured, over half a million British, French, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and Germans had become casualties. Philip Warner's account of the battle to capture Passchendale brings together all the elements of this horrific campaign - the historical background, personal accounts, strategies and tactics, the personalities and political movements. He investigates the issues that had a crucial effect on the course of the battle, including the mutinous state of the French army, and the bombardment that destroyed the drainage system.

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Philip Warner graduated from Cambridge, served in the British army during the Second World War in the Far East and became Senior Lecturer at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is a noted historian of twentieth-century warfare and the author of over fifty books on military history, many published by Pen and Sword including Sieges of the Middle Ages (Pen & Sword Military Classics 2004).

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