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Passchendaele
Nigel Steel
Peter Hart
Classification : Military History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780304359752
Price : 699

About the book
In the autumn of 1917, after years of stalemate at Ypres, the British and French armies launched a massive offensive to take Passchendaele Ridge. Following an intensive bombardment the Allies began their attack, but the low ground between the lines had been churned into a quagmire, and the attack was literally bogged down.All surprise had been lost, and the German defence in depth was well organised. For the first time the Germans used mustard gas, while German planes flew low to strafe the British infantry with machine guns. After two and a half months the British finally took the ridge they had been aiming for, but at the cost of over 300,000 Allied lives. German losses in the offensive were estimated at 260,000.Based on the archival holdings at the Imperial War Museum, this book gathers together a wealth of material about this horrific offensive. A history to appeal to the scholar and the general reader alike.
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Nigel Steel
Nigel Steel is head of the Imperial War Museum's Research and Information Department. He and Peter Hart have collaborated on several titles, including works on Gallipoli, Passchendaele and the First...(+)
Peter Hart
Peter Hart is the Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum, and author of several highly acclaimed books on First World War history.