Of all the grim, gallant, and inglorious battles of the Western Front, Passchendaele is the name uniquely evocative of the "mud and blood" that pervaded the First World War. The total gain--a few thousand yards of indefensible slough--cost many tens of thousands of Allied lives. In this now-classic account of the Flanders campaign, first published ...
Of all the grim, gallant, and inglorious battles of the Western Front, Passchendaele is the name uniquely evocative of the "mud and blood" that pervaded the First World War. The total gain--a few thousand yards of indefensible slough--cost many tens of thousands of Allied lives. In this now-classic account of the Flanders campaign, first published in 1959, Leon Wolff graphically describes the whole terrible business: from Haig's initial plan; his determination to carry it out despite constant opposition from the Cabinet and the muddle of doubts and disagreement among the military staff; through the early stages of the "great offensive"; and to the scene of the battle itself--the Flanders fields that will "forever haunt Western civilization."
maps, b&w photographs. Near fine condition in very slightly scuffed, else vg slipcase. Royal 8vo, pp. xxviii, 298. First published by Longmans in 1959, and by the Folio Society in 2003; this is the third Folio Society printing.
Reginald Piggott. Maps and Plans. Near Fine. No Jacket or Slipcase. Book. Tall 8vo. Pp: [ i-vii] viii-xxviii[xxix-xxx],  2-298. Frontispiece of Sir Douglas Haigh, four four page inserts of b&w photographs; seven maps. Preface by Lyn Macdonald; Introduction to the First Edition by Major-General J.F.C. Fuller. Referencel Notes, Bibliography, Index. Grey endpapers. Bound in full cloth printed in b&w and silver with photograph of the desolation at Chateau Wood, Ypres, October 1917. Originally published by Longmans, Green, UK, in 1959; this edition follows the text of the 1979 Penguin edition. Lacks slip case.
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