Passchendaele: The Hollow Victory (Campaign Chronicles) by Martin Evans

By Martin Evans

Passchendaele is among the such a lot evocative names linked to the nice battle. For over eighty years, the conflict has epitomized unnecessary slaughter on an incredible scale. The naked facts are stunning in themselves - the British, French and German armies suffered over part one million casualties among July and November 1917. Ever considering the fact that, just like hapless infantrymen suffering during the dust and the shellfire has come to symbolize the futility of trench war and the incompetence in their commanders. but, as Martin Marix Evans demonstrates during this gripping and perceptive reassessment, a few universal assumptions in regards to the process the conflict - and the ways that it used to be fought - are wrong and will be checked out back.

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