Passchendaele by Nigel Steel
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Passchendaele by Nigel Steel

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A compelling account of the battle for Passchendaele from grand strategy at the highest levels right down to the experience of the ordinary infantrymen. In the autumn of 1917, after years of stalemate at Ypres, the British and French armies launched a massive offensive to take Passchendaele Ridge. Following an intensive bombardment the Allies began their attack, but the low ground between the lines had been churned into a quagmire, and the attack was literally bogged down. All surprise had been lost, and the German defence in depth was well organised. For the first time the Germans used mustard gas, while German planes flew low to strafe the British infantry with machine guns. After two and a half months the British finally took the ridge they had been aiming for, but at the cost of over 300,000 Allied lives. German losses in the offensive were estimated at 260,000. Based on the archival holdings at the Imperial War Museum, this book gathers together a wealth of material about this horrific offensive. A history to appeal to the scholar and the general reader alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780304359752
ISBN-10: 0304359750
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Cassell military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Gallipoli by Nigel Steel Gallipoli, Paperback (August 1998)

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UK Kirkus Review » 'Lions led by donkeys' has long been the received view of General Haig and the loss of his troops in the Great War. This book is another work which supports the more contemporary view that the generals have been unfairly maligned. The horror of Passchendale of the 'Third Battle of Ypres' is geographically described, but wonderfully humanized by the extensive use of soldiers' accounts who were at the Front. Insights into how men could knowingly walk into almost certain death fill the pages. A paean to the unextinguishable spirit of humanity. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Nigel Steel

Nigel Steel and Peter Hart are both historians at the Imperial War Museum in London. They have collaborated on three previous titles, on Gallipoli, Jutland and the war in the air

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