They Called it Passchendaele The Story of the Battle of Ypres and of the Men Who Fought in it

Lyn MacDonald

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Éditeur
Penguin Books LTD Digital
Pages
304
Parution
juin 1993
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Ebook EPUB
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DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780141960319
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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. In this masterly piece of oral history, Lyn Macdonald lets over 600 participants speak for themselves. 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. This book 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. They Called It Passchendaele portrays the human realities behind one of the most disastrous events in the history of warfare.
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