Passchendaele

by Nick Lloyd
$24.99

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: October 15, 2017

ISBN: 9780241970102

Binding: Paperback

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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.