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Passchendaele: The Story of the Third Battle of Ypres 1917 (Paperback)
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Passchendaele: The Story of the Third Battle of Ypres 1917 (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 26/09/2013
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The Classic Account of Passchendaele - Reissued for the First World War Centenary

The third battle of Ypres, culminating in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the First World War. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient in the summer of 1917, mostly raw young troops keen to do their bit for King and Country.

Lyn Macdonald's Passchendaele tells their tale of mounting disillusion amid mud, terror and desperate privation, yet it is also a story of immense courage, comradeship, songs, high spirits and bawdy humour. Passchendaele portrays the human realities behind one of the most disastrous events in the history of warfare.

'It is rare to find a history of the First World War which manages to convey the front-line soldiers' experiences and to describe what it was that enabled those who survived to get through it. Lyn Macdonald has done just that' Sunday Times

Over the past twenty years Lyn Macdonald has established a popular reputation as an author and historian of the First World War. Her books are based on the accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors, told in their own words, and cast a unique light on the First World War. Most are published by Penguin.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952412
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Her basic inspiration is compassion, her technique is scrupulously painstaking. And her application in finding, interviewing and editing innumerable contributions can only be admired * Daily Telegraph *
Brilliantly planned...the knitting together, the arrangement [is] formidable -- Eric Partridge * Irish Press *

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