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The carnage on the Western Front at Passchendaele, where 275,000 Allied and 200,000 German soldiers fell, was neither inevitable nor inescapable, the authors of this gripping book insist. Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson here offer the most complete account of the campaign ever published, establishing what actually occurred, what options were available, and who was responsible for the devastation. This Nota Bene edition includes a new preface indicating the results of research completed since first publication.

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"Historians and enthusiasts of the First World War will welcome this new work by two distinguished Australian professors. Their subject, Passchendaele (or Third Ypres), has come to symbolize the horror and futility of trench warfare in World War I. In the autumn of 1917, the British High Command, led by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, decided to restore movement to the Western Front and launch an offensive to open up all of Flanders. By the end of the campaign, the British suffered 275,000 casualties and the Germans 200,000, and the Allies had only moved forward five miles. These gains were wiped out in only three days in the following
March, as the Germans recaptured their earlier lines. Prior and Wilson eloquently demonstrate that the losses at Passchendaele were not inevitable and could have been avoided through a number of means (both military and political). The authors should be commended for writing a balanced, convincing work that reveals the devastation of the First World War and the failure of military and political leaders to recognize this horror." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

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A complete account of the Passchendaele campaign, establishing what actually occurred, what options were available, and who was responsible for the devastation. This edition includes corrections and a new preface indicating the results of research completed since first publication.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300093070
Author:
Prior, Robin
Author:
Wilson, Trevor
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Ypres,
Subject:
General History
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Yale Nota bene
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 b/w illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.7 lb

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