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Passchendaele

Warner, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0689119828 / ISBN 13: 9780689119828
Editorial: London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987, London, 1987
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1st edition. 24cm. VG h/c in art DJ. Small inked out square top FFEP. 269 pages, 26 b/w photos, eight maps. From mid to late1917 one of the bloodiest of WWI's climactic battles occurred at Passchendaele. Seventy years later in this excellent study Warner reviewed the campaign which cost half a million Allied and German casualties. N° de ref. de la librería 000956

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Título: Passchendaele

Editorial: London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987, London

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st edition

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On 31st July 1917, the small Belgian village of Passchendaele became the focus for one of the most gruelling, bloody and bizarre battles of World War I. By 6th November, when Passchendaele village and its ridge were captured, over half a million British, French, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and Germans had become casualties. Philip Warner's account of the battle to capture Passchendale brings together all the elements of this horrific campaign - the historical background, personal accounts, strategies and tactics, the personalities and political movements. He investigates the issues that had a crucial effect on the course of the battle, including the mutinous state of the French army, and the bombardment that destroyed the drainage system.

About the Author:

Philip Warner graduated from Cambridge, served in the British army during the Second World War in the Far East and became Senior Lecturer at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is a noted historian of twentieth-century warfare and the author of over fifty books on military history, many published by Pen and Sword including Sieges of the Middle Ages (Pen & Sword Military Classics 2004).

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