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PASSCHENDAELE: The Sacrificial Ground, by Nigel Steel and Peter Hart A Cassell Military Paperback
On 31 July 1917, British troops began their attempt to break out of the Ypres Salient. The ensuing battle encompassed some of the most wretched conditions endured by any of the WWI belligerent armies, and it came to epitomize the futility and pathos of the whole of the First World War.
In this new account, the authors intimately bind into their history the graphic and intensely moving words of the soldiers themselves. Rising above the din of battle, they give voice to the vanished legions of men who fought and died at Ypres-Passchendaele. Soft cover. 351 pages. Fully footnoted. B/w photos and maps.