Vimy Ridge, 1917 by I.A.J. Turner
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Vimy Ridge, 1917
By I.A.J. Turner

Vimy Ridge, 1917

Byng's Canadians Triumph at Arras

By (author) See other recent books by I.A.J. Turner
Illustrated by Peter Dennis See other recent books by Peter Dennis
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $29.99
Your Price: $26.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.35 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days

Vimy Ridge, 1917 by I.A.J. Turner

Book Description

In early 1917 Vimy Ridge, one of the most important features on the Western Front, was considered impregnable. However, in a spectacular victory, the four Divisions of the Canadian Army Corps, under Lieutenant-General Sir Julian Byng, took almost the entire ridge in a day. This book examines every aspect of the secret to their success: preparation. The author shows how effective observation, accurate shelling, and new infantry tactics all prepared the ground for Byng's victory. When the attack opened at 5.30am on April 9 the Canadians easily overwhelmed the forward fire trenches, secured most of the ridge within the day, and all their planned objectives within four days.

Buy Vimy Ridge, 1917 book by I.A.J. Turner from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781841768717
ISBN-10: 1841768715
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 9mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Vimy Ridge, 1917 book by I.A.J. Turner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - I.A.J. Turner

I A J Tumer is a serving officer in the Irish Guards. He has a BA in War Studies from King's College, London, is a keen student of military history, and has led a battalion battlefield tour to Vimy Ridge. Peter Dennis was born in 1950 and, having been inspired by contemporary magazines such as "Look and Learn', studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by I.A.J. Turner close
Recent books by Peter Dennis close
Wargame by Peter Dennis
Wargame by Peter Dennis
SAS 1983-2014 by Peter Dennis
Thames 1813 by Peter Dennis
Gladius by Peter Dennis
Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 by Peter Dennis
Malaya and Singapore 1941-42 by Peter Dennis
World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics by Peter Dennis
Battle for Britain: Wargame 1066 by Peter Dennis
Battle for Britain: Wargame the War of the Roses 1455-1487 by Peter Dennis
SA80 Assault Rifles by Peter Dennis
Men Who Would be Kings by Peter Dennis
Zama 202 BC by Peter Dennis
Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules by Peter Dennis
First Afghan War 1839-42 by Peter Dennis
Composite Bow by Peter Dennis
British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat by Peter Dennis
US Army Rangers 1989-2015 by Peter Dennis
Australian Imperial Force by Peter Dennis
US Army Green Beret in Afghanistan 2001-02 by Peter Dennis
» close