- Passchendaele: A New History
Passchendaele: A New History
The most compelling and comprehensive account ever written of the climax of trench warfare on the Western Front.
Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The Ypres offensive represents the modern impression of the First World War: splintered trees, water-filled craters, muddy shell-holes.
The climax was one of the worst battles of both world wars: Passchendaele. The village fell eventually, only for the whole offensive to be called off. But, as Nick Lloyd shows, notably through previously unexamined German documents, it put the Allies nearer to a major turning point in the war than we have ever imagined.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2017.
Format: Soft cover, 464 pages.
Dimensions: 19.6 cm (h) x 12.9 cm (w) x 2.8 cm (d) / 324 grams.